Ezra Benson . In general terms, therefore, the proper role of government includes such defensive activities You say, “It can’t happen here. Government is a creation of the people and ought to be subservient to them. We need to be wary of giving centralized government too much power. The proper role of government [Ezra Taft Benson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master! Or have we found angels in the forms of kings fovernment govern him? It is significant that in actuality the Russian people have few of the rights supposedly “guaranteed” to them in their constitution, while the American people have them in abundance even though they are not guaranteed.

Even the non-believer can appreciate the logic of this relationship.

I have reference to the foundation of the Divine Origin of Rights; Limited Government; the pillars of economic Freedom and Personal Freedom, which result in Abundance; followed by Security and the Nenson of Happiness.

I gifted it to several of my neighbors after attending the last Republican caucus I am not a Republicanand will continue doing that.

We must not make any further concessions to communism at home or abroad. He may be able to prove that we were not yet worthy of them. I can now see more clearly why it takes a moral, educated people to be governed by our Constitution.

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The Proper Role of Government – Deseret Book

Ptoper if we permit government to manufacture its own authority out of thin air, and to create self-proclaimed powers not delegated to it by the people, then the creature exceeds the creator and becomes master. I wanted to quote a small bit in this review that struck out to me most I was struck by how pertinent the information is for today’s political climate.

The message and principles that President Benson teaches in this book are simple, basic, and precise. This is made clear in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, which reads: And thirdly, there is a growing number of dedicated men ths women who, at great personal sacrifice, are actively working to promote a wider appreciation of these concepted men and women who, at great personal sacrifice, are actively working to promote a wider appreciation of these concepts.

So I urge all Americans to put their courage to the test. We should oppose communism from our position of strength for we are not weak.

The Proper Role of Government

If not then we will see the inevitability of complete socialism, probably within our lifetime. Decisions of this nature should be based upon and measured against certain basic principles regarding the proper role of government.

Aug 11, Marilyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The most succinct treatise of our government’s ills, and how to fix them! But it must be done if the patient is to be saved, and it can be done without undue risk.

Kimball’s death inBenson became the president or the church. And, even in off country, there are those who think that, because we now have the good things in life, we can afford to dispense with the foundations which have made them possible. Individual property is a socially constructed right that was needed by economic elites at the outset of the Industrial Revolution to cement their privileges prkper society.


If you don’t already happen to believe that, there is nothing that Benson tries to convince you with. May 19, Richard rated bebson it was amazing Shelves: Your browser does not support the audio element.

The Proper Role of Government – Ezra Taft Benson – BYU Speeches

This book helped me to see that we are far more Socialist as a nation than I had before understood. Unlike the political opportunist, the true statesman values principle propef popularity, and works to create popularity for those political principles which are wise and just. Mar 05, Mike Emett rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If, in fact, governments are instituted of God for the benefit of man, that would be the only way to justify welfare systems.

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