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I pray that his mind might open
And receive keen insight
Direction from Heaven
To turn this land aright

I didn’t get to say a word to Harry Reid.  But I did shake his hand at church today.  He has so much power and we are in need.  If he followed the churches standards we’d be okay.  Self-reliance, government as public servants like King Benjamin, individual accountability, belief in the family, and real leadership like Moroni- without padding pockets and paying favors. We don’t need any Coriantumer’s that is for sure.


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God bless America 
as the land of the free.  
We need a miracle 
to keep our liberty.

Great finale with the eagle!  I have never heard this song. Love it! Having had our parks closed for a time makes me appreciate them all the more.
Maybe this song can stir patriotism. Please share it with a friend.  

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Contrary to that which is right
Corruption by rulers oft shows
As they put themselves up as a light
In truth, this ought not to be so

For every man ought to bear his part
Of the burden placed on each land
Enjoying light, as privileges impart
From heeding what the Lord commands

Mosiah is a great lesson on individual rights, self-government, responsibilities of citizens….
Mosiah 29:
26 …Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law-to do your business by the voice of the people.

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The essence of freedom
Is to know Jesus Christ
To journey in wisdom
Holding to truth and light

Pondering The Infinite Atonement
by Tad R Callister

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Perfect your powers of reason
Discover the how’s and why’s
Explore our times and seasons
And God’s mysteries, sublime

In ever small ways we can measure
And mirror the life of the Lord
To more fully feel light to treasure
As we learn from His two edged sword

The doctrines of the atonement
Must be felt and internalized
To find in the most trying times
A close kinship with Jesus Christ

Pondering The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister

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In the promotion of the common good
Of our beloved country
We unite religions in brotherhood
For the voice we are wanting

We defend the rights of conscience
Of  individuals and churches
To preach on moral principles
And share God’s light for all who searches

“The lesson of American history is that churches and other religious bodies prosper in a nation and a social order that respects religious freedom and recognizes that civil government should never stand between the consciences and the religious practices of its citizens and Almighty God,” he said.
Speaking of the partnership Catholics and Mormons have in defending religious freedom, Cardinal George acknowledged that “sometimes our common advocacy will make one of us the target of retribution by intolerant elements” but emphasized that such actions should not deter religions from making their voices heard. “In the coming years, interreligious coalitions formed to defend the rights of conscience for individuals and religious institutions could become a vital bulwark against the tide of forces that work in our government and society to reduce religion to a purely private reality.”
Cardinal George pointed out that “society is based not on individuals but on families, on mothers and fathers with duties and obligations to their children, on children who learn how to be human, in the school of love, which is the family, which tells us we are not the center of the world individually.”
He also lauded the growing relationship between the Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their joint efforts, such as providing aid to the poor and needy and combating pornography.
“I’m personally grateful that after 180 years of living mostly apart from one another, Catholics and Latter-day Saints have begun to see one another as trustworthy partners in the defense of shared moral principles and in the promotion of the common good of our beloved country,” he said.
“Our churches have different histories and systems of belief and practice, although we acknowledge a common reference point in the person and the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Cardinal George is president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the first Chicago native to become archbishop of Chicago. He presides over 2.3 million Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese.

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The Irrevocable Human Right
Of our freedom of religion
Is ingrained within every heart
Thus, to reason each decision

“Freedom of religion is not an American invention. It’s a universal value. And it’s enshrined in our Constitution and ingrained in every human heart. The freedom to profess and practice one’s faith, to believe or not to believe, or to change one’s beliefs, that is a birthright of every human being. And that’s what we believe. These rights are rightly recognized under international law.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, May 20, 2013

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