“Freedom as we know it has been experienced by perhaps less than one percent of the human family,” wrote Ezra Taft Benson.
The freedom that has been set up in America is not unalterable. The D&C (109:54) records a prayer by Joseph Smith: “Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the anations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the bConstitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever.”
The prophet prayed for Constitutional freedom, showing his understanding that without vigilance by Americans and assistance from heaven, freedom might fail.
Ezra Taft Benson also said that people should remain master over government, not the other way around. Government “cannot claim the power to redistribute money or property nor to force reluctant citizens to perform acts of charity against their will” ( from “The Constitution, a Heavenly Banner”).
Local freedom over education versus federal control of education is the central issue of my blog, speaking about Common Core and its tests.
These clips were filmed this week in Utah during the visits of four national experts who came on their own dime to help educate our Governor, legislators, and the public about the truth of the “Common Core” education takeover by the federal government.
This page contains both a 90-second trailer as well as the full exclusive presentation to Utah legislators which runs just over an hour. Representative Keith Grover from Orem hosted the meeting.
James Gass of Pioneer Institute
More local links: On Red Meat Radio today, Senator Howard Stephenson hosted Matt Piccolo, primary author of the Sutherland Institute paper advising Utah to get out of Common Core as quickly as possible, and also hosting Jamie Gass, Director of the Pioneer Institute. You can listen to the clip archived from Sat. July 14, 2012 (this morning) at www.k-talk.com. You’ll hear Rep. Dan McCay as well as Martell Menlove from the USOE: http://www.k-talk.com/pro/index.php/archive/