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"I can teach you to dance if you hear the music." Wilford Anderson, Area President 2012 Dominican Republic.

D&C 42:61 "If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowldege upon knowldedge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things--that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal."

We can play blame games, "run in circles, scream and shout, panic completely and bail out." Cry, demonstrate and be hateful or we can abide the process of the U.S. Constitution, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD and live with tolerance and love with one another. The model has been cast, Jesus died that we might live eternally. Law and Order. when God raised up just men. "God does not make junk."

A M E R I C A

The Truth and only the truth. The U.S. CONSTITUTION more than paper.

ACT I - Be kind, do good, live clean.

RULE OF LAW. United States Constitution.  

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Melting pot into unity of humanity. Required: abandon past citizenship.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem.


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"Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans.  Preston's reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.
 [Note where Barry Soto’s hands are, both of them.  “Government” context: elected and appointed leaders, contractors representing “Government” .

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We can only hope voters take heed and lead these hucksters out of their offices that got us in this mess.  We can only hope and pray.

Democratic Party money went to FBI & New questions overrole in Hillary probe


E-mail claims Obama's college transcripts reveal Indonesian citizenship -never rescended

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Americans love their country.  And they deserve a Government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.

PSALM 64, "Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hid me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:...They encourage themsevles in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?"

2 Nephi 28: , "10 And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against them. 11 Yea, they have all gone out of the way; they have become corrupted. 12 Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up. 13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing;  and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up. 14 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men."

Isaiah 2: 2 "And it shall come to pass to the Last days, "when the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it."

4: And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks -- nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."

"Celebrations honoring Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492. Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492."

as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America. Where race division rather than people united emphasis. The story told in the Book of Mormon the Lamanite dark skin destroy the Nephite nation white skin. [Pale face. Tonto, and the Lone Ranger]

Not to forget the native indigenous variations to defy and hang onto their devisive sentiments and reality of being siezed, a pathetic ungrateful sentiment. Hate lives on. Compare America's slogan,

"Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave"

Columbus Day - Wikipedia

"The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine [in DC-HOUSE], armies may assemble, calumny may defame [by Media? traitors?] but the TRUTH OF GOD will go forth BOLDLY, NOBLY, and INDEPENDENT, TILL IT HAS PENETRATED EVERY CONTINENT, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear; till the PURPOSES of GOD SHALL BE ACCOMPLISHED, and the GREAT JEHOVAH shall say the work is done." Joseph Smith, Jr.

Who's on the Lord's Side Who?

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"He led me...". my Uncle Edgar, Presbyterian

Ningpo, China 1893-1905 Missionary ordained Presbyterian mininster. "The Lord Led ME." Genesis 24:27 a reference to Isaiah 42:16, "And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." Editor. Several Presidents were Presbyterians Including Trump.

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SOME DON'T LISTEN... others pay the price.

Doctrine and Covenants 87: Introduction, "Revelation and prophecy on war, given through Joseph Smith [Jr.] the Prophet, December 25, 1832. [History of the Church] 1: 301-302. This section received at a time when the brethren were reflecting and reasoning upon African slavery on the Amerian continent and the slavery of the children of men throughout the world." Child labor was epotimic, ie. "Oliver" the movie and today.

BIBLE

Genesis 14:18-20,Hebrews 7:1-10 "Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God."

Jerimiah 3 "8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Genesis 4:"9 ¶ And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’skeeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13 And Cain [complained] said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, [black skin] lest any finding him should kill him." [more a fear and whining - none were so treated generally. The continent of Africa the source apparently.] "The curse was the result of Cain murdering his brother Abel and lying about the murder to God. When Cain spilled his brother's blood, the earth became cursed as soon as the blood hit the ground. ... Genesis 4:12 gives a two part sentencing for Cain's curse." Google search. and "The curse of Cain was used to support a ban on ordaining blacks to most Protestant clergies until the 1960s in both the United States and Europe."

BOOK OF MORMON

Alma 13: Introduction: "Men are called as high priests because of their exceeding faith and good works—They are to teach the commandments—Through righteousness they are sanctified and enter into the rest of the Lord—Melchizedek was one of these—Angels are declaring glad tidings throughout the land—They will declare the actual coming of Christ. About 82 B.C.

1 And again, my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time when the Lord God gave these commandments unto his children; and I would that ye should remember that the Lord God ordained priests, after his holy order, which was after the order of his Son, to teach these things unto the people. 2 And those priests were ordained after the order of his Son, in a manner that thereby the people might know in what manner to look forward to his Son for redemption".

Alma 13:16 "Now these ordinances were given after this manner, that thereby the people might look forward on the Son of God, it being a type of his order, or it being his order, and this that they might look forward to him for a remission of their sins, that they might enter into the rest of the Lord."

2 Nephi 7:"1 Yea, for thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away."

Nephi 5:"3 ...now let us slay him, that we may not be afflicted more because of his words. [From God]. 5. And it came to pass that the Lord did warn me, that I, Nephi, should depart from them and flee into the winlderness.." Because of their unbelief, the Lamanites are cursed, receive a skin of blackness, and become a scourge unto the Nephites chapter summary. The account of the conflict between the two brothers was that all whites skinned were killed and removed from the American Continent in consequence.

"Abraham Lincoln repeatedly stated his war was caused by taxes only, and not by slavery, at all.

"My policy sought only to collect the Revenue (a 40 percent federal sales tax on imports to Southern States under the Morrill Tariff Act of 1861)." reads paragraph 5 of Lincoln's First Message to the U.S. Congress, penned July 4, 1861.

"I have no purpose, directly or in-directly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.  I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so,"  Lincoln said it his first inaugural on March 4 of the same year"

No yew and cry about imagined rights and unlawful demands 14th Amendment misused, and abused. NO DROP BABIES subvertion intent and apostate behavior of agents in/out of government and office holders/agents/assigns/bureaucrats who shall be subject to removal immediately.

"The US Constitution: 14th Amendment

Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution - Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection

AMENDMENT XIV of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

Section 1. All persons born [to citizens of both parent] or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;[qualifying "to citizens of both parents"] nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. [politicing, subverstion with eneimes of America or unlawful special interests] But Congress [now known for chronism and buddy exceptions January 2018] may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability. [2/3rds chronism? negating "ex post factor" due to conspiracy element and subversive intents all their properties, live and limb subject to proscution and immediate removal from office by 1/2 of vote in Congress prior judicial process.]

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."

Borders were created to protect U.S. "We the People".

Article I Section 8.15, "To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions" and

Article IV Section 4, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence." It is the law.

 

Book of Mormon

"Behold, it is not expedient that we should have a king; for thus sayeth the Lord; Ye shall not esteem one flesh above another, or one man shall not think himself above another; therefore I say unto you it is not expedient that ye should have a king." Mosiah 23:7

King Benjamin before death speaks to the Nephite (White race) Lamanite (Dark race-"any one who rejects the gospel") inhabitants of America these two races go to war and the white race totally destroyed for their [apostasy] beliefs and race.

Mosiah 2:32, "But, O my people, beware lest there shall arise contentions among you, and ye list to obey the evil spirit, which was spoken of by my father Mosiah".

Mosiah 2:14 "And even I, [King Benjamin] myself, have labored with mine own hands that I might serve you, and that ye should not be laden with taxes, and that there should nothing come upon you which was grievous to be born-- and of all these things which I have spoken, ye yourselves are witness this day."

17 "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God

18 "But behold, ye have called me your king; and if I, whom ye call your king, do labor to serve you, then ought not ye to labor to serve one another?"

Bible

Job 21:34 "How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?"

King Benjamin - Book of Mormon Mosiah 4:9,10

"9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.

10 And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them."

Mosiah 5:1,2

"1 And now, it came to pass that when king Benjamin had thus spoken to his people, he sent among them, desiring to know of his people if they believed the words which he had spoken unto them.

2 And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.

3 And we, ourselves, also, through the infinite goodness of God, and the manifestations of his Spirit, have great views of that which is to come; and were it expedient, we could prophesy of all things."

The CHILDREN? What about OUR CHILDREN?

2 Corinthians www.lds.org, Saints should love and forgive one another—They always triumph in Christ.

1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? 3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. 5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. 6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. 7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. 9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. 10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; .11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ

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2 Nephi 27:1

Darkness and apstasy shall cover the earth in the last days - The Book of Mormon shall come forth - Three witnesses shall testify of the book - The learned man canot read the sealed book - The Lord shall do a marvelous work and a wonder - Compare Isaiah 29.

1: But, behold, in the last days, or in the days of the Gentiles - yea, behold all the nations of the Gentiles and also the Jews, both those who shall come upon this land [America] and those who shall be upon other lands, yea, even upon all the lands of the earth, behold, they will be drunken with iniquity and all manner of abominastions -".

13:...the words of the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead."

KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS

Isaiah 13:

 "6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

 7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, every man’s heart shall melt;

 8 And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

 11 And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible.

 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

 19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

 22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces; and her time is near to come, and her day shall not be prolonged. For I will destroy her speedily; yea, for I will be merciful unto my people, but the wicked Gilbert Baker of San Francisco designed the first rainbow flag in 1978. He decorated the original with eight stripes to represent the following: pink for sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit.    The 1978 Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day March adopted the flag, as did the 1979 Pride Parade Committee after the assassination of Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay public official.    The flag was reduced to seven colors because hot pink dye was not commercially available, and the 1979 Pride Parade Committee eliminated indigo so it could divide the colors evenly along the parade route.    The version with six stripes is now recognized around the world.shall perish."

Selah.

Isaiah 14:

Israel will be gathered and will enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)— About 559–545 B.C.

"1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land; and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

2 And the people shall take them and bring them to their place; yea, from far unto the ends of the earth; and they shall return to their lands of promise. And the house of Israel shall possess them, and the land of the Lord shall be for servants and handmaids; and they shall take them captives unto whom they were captives; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall give thee rest, from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve."

LDS Articles of faith " 11 We claim the a privilege of wor- shiping Almighty God according to the b dictates of our own c conscience, and allow all men the same privi- lege, let them d worship how, where, or what they may 12 We believe in being subject to kingspresidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeyinghonoring, and sustaining the law."

Chapter 24, 2nd Nephi Israel will be gathered and will enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare Isaiah 14. About 559–545 B.C. [ a type and a shadow Articles of Faith ie.

10 We believe in the literal a gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the b Ten Tribes; that c Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent ; that Christ will d reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be e renewed]

1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land; and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

2 And the people shall take them and bring them to their place; yea, from far unto the ends of the earth; and they shall return to their lands of promise. And the house of Israel shall possess them, and the land of the Lord shall be for servants and handmaids; and they shall take them captives unto whom they were captives; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall give thee rest, from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: How hath the oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!

5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the scepters of the rulers.

6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing."

- Such as it is.

"Come let US reason TOGETHER"

Emigration of Members 21.1.16 General Handbook of Instructions, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"

"Emigration of Members

Generally, members are encouraged to remain in their native lands to build up and strengthen the Church. Opportunities for Church activity and for receiving and sharing the blessings of the gospel are increasing greatly throughout the world. As members remain in their homelands and work to build the Church there, great blessings will come to them personally and to the Church. Stakes and wards throughout the world will be strengthened, making it possible to share the blessings of the gospel with an even greater number of Heavenly Father’s children.
Experience has shown that those who emigrate often encounter language, cultural, and economic challenges, resulting in disappointment and personal and family difficulties.
Missionaries should not ask their parents, relatives, or others to sponsor members who wish to emigrate to other countries.
Members who emigrate to any country should comply with applicable laws.
When coming to the United States or other countries on student or tourist visas, members should not expect to find jobs or obtain permanent visas after entering that country.
To be considered for Church employment in any country, a person must meet all conditions of immigration and naturalization laws. The Church does not sponsor immigration through Church employment."

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Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016
“Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”  From the Life of Gordon B. Hinckley


1 Even when many people are negative and pessimistic, we can cultivate a spirit of happiness and optimism.

There is a terrible ailment of pessimism in the land. It’s almost endemic. We’re constantly fed a steady and sour diet of character assassination, faultfinding, evil speaking of one another. …


2
Rather than dwell on our problems, we can let a spirit of thanksgiving guide and bless us.

3 The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us a reason for gladness.

“In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
Repentance is one of the first principles of the gospel. Forgiveness is a mark of divinity. There is hope for you. Your lives are ahead, and they can be filled with happiness, even though the past may have been marred by sin. This is a work of saving and assisting people with their problems. This is the purpose of the gospel.22

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The gospel is a message of triumph to be embraced with enthusiasm, affection, and optimism.

5 With knowledge that we are all children of God, we can stand a little taller, rise a little higher, and be a little better.

Nehemiah 4:17 "They builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, everyone with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon."

We have made a change in policy to shun what we cannot change, and do what we can. God bless and may you find your rainbow.

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"O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Herusalem, that bring good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength,m lift it up, be not afraid; say onto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Isaliah 40: 9

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40: 31. Selah.

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"Who's on the Lord's Side Who?" Timothy Wright"Who's On The Lord's Side!"

''Who's on the Lord's Side?'' (Hymn #260) - YouTube

Mar 2, 2015 - Uploaded by Der Heliand Tiago Mórmon Music 876 views. 3:36 ... Timothy Wright"Who's On The Lord's Side! ... The Mormon .

"Now we beseech you, brethren (and sisters-new age), by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled neither by spirit, or by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition". 2 Thess. 2:1-4 Bible

"Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48

"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants THE PROPHETS" Amos 3:7

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not parish, but have everlasting life. "For God sent not his son into the world to contemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye shaould go forth and bring fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it you." John 15:16

"...The standard of truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies my assemble and calumny may defame. But the truth of God will go forth bodly, nobly and independent till it has penetrate every continent, visite every clime, swept every country and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the great Jehovah (Jesus Christ) shall say the work is done." -The Prophet Joseph Smith.

"Behold the days come, siath the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor of thirst for water; but of hearing the words of the Lord. "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it." JosephSmithHiotory 1:8, 10, 16-17

"Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men. "Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day."Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;"For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul; and faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work. "Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence."Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen." Doctrine & Covenants 4

Serve God & Country, Serve others .

"it is what it is." vf Mesa, AZ

Emigration of [LDS] Members

Generally, members are encouraged to remain in their native lands to build up and strengthen the Church. Opportunities for Church activity and for receiving and sharing the blessings of the gospel are increasing greatly throughout the world. As members remain in their homelands and work to build the Church there, great blessings will come to them personally and to the Church. Stakes and wards throughout the world will be strengthened, making it possible to share the blessings of the gospel with an even greater number of Heavenly Father’s children.

Experience has shown that those who emigrate often encounter language, cultural, and economic challenges, resulting in disappointment and personal and family difficulties.

Missionaries should not ask their parents, relatives, or others to sponsor members who wish to emigrate to other countries.

Members who emigrate to any country should comply with applicable laws.

When coming to the United States or other countries on student or tourist visas, members should not expect to find jobs or obtain permanent visas after entering that country.

To be considered for Church employment in any country, a person must meet all conditions of immigration and naturalization laws. The Church does not sponsor immigration through Church employment.

"We the people" are behind AMERICA the Land of the Free the Home of the brave.

We have come to a crossroads in America.  On the one hand we go down to destruction, the other we right the ship Columbia and sail on: preserve the U.S. Constitution and see justice is served to all her enemies and combinations of enemies." Editor. "People lean toward the easy road, but often travel in difficulty.

Compare what we face now 15 years later, and wonder. Pray we get it right this time.

"As I observe the behavior of those who wish to be in power, I am struck by the deeply corrupt nature of the process of fundamentally flawed thinking. 

What ever direction we, as a country go, I will do my best to help it succeed; all I ask is that it come about as the result of logical and informed thought process of public discourse; not as a by-product of media trickery.

To this end, I have created a new word to talk about the thought process that supports the efforts of the deceivers.  

Most of the pain humans foist onto themselves in this world come about as the result of people making decisions based on the wrong reasons.  I call this Miscognation (new word). 

Miscognition: Incorrect or false cognition.
Miscognation: Making decisions based on the wrong reasons.
Poli-miscognation:  Political decisions based on the wrong reasons.

Example 1:
Deciding who to or not to vote for based on their race or gender. 
The correct reason to support a candidate is their qualifications and the expected performance in the office.  Such is not a property of race or gender.  This is a distraction from what does matter.

Please pass this on.  We need effective thinking people at our polls in November."

"Poli-miscognation; being the process of making political decisions based on the wrong reason is exemplified by the distracting effect of ADOS. ADOS: Attention Deficit Ooooooh Shinny-thing.

Example 2:

One candidate does absolutely reprehensible things of which pose existential threats to our freedom, security and the very foundation of our country. Another candidate SAYS deplorable salacious things. Ooooooh; look what he said (the shinny-thing). When the mainstream media applies a substantial amount of air-time to one focus, it is a sure sign that they are trying to keep us from focusing on what really matters.

No matter how bad the spoken word may be; it is actions that really mater."  jf concerned citizen, loyal American, Christian.

"These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party." The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, 'Let's divide up the lands of the United States" p10 Prophecy Key to the Future.Search inside this book Panorama of world events to the Millenium and beyond. The White Horse Prophecy, Russia will go to war with America, 1/3rd the army of the United States will be defeated and the consitution as it were will "Hang By a Thread..."."

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Doctrine and Covenants, Section 77:

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, about March 1832. Joseph Smith’s history states, “In connection with the translation of the Scriptures, I received the following explanation of the Revelation of St. John.”
1–4, Beasts have spirits and will dwell in eternal felicity; 5–7, This earth has a temporal existence of 7,000 years; 8–10, Various angels restore the gospel and minister on earth; 11, The sealing of the 144,000; 12–14, Christ will come in the beginning of the seventh thousand years; 15, Two prophets will be raised up to the Jewish nation.
 1 Q. What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th chapter, and 6th verse of the Revelation?A. It is the earth, in its sanctified, immortal, and eternal state.
 2 Q. What are we to understand by the four beasts, spoken of in the same verse?A. They are figurative expressions, used by the Revelator, John, in describing heaven, the paradise of God, the happiness of man, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls of the air; that which is spiritual being in the likeness of that which is temporal; and that which is temporal in the likeness of that which is spiritual; the spirit of man in the likeness of his person, as also the spirit of the beast, and every other creature which God has created.
 3 Q. Are the four beasts limited to individual beasts, or do they represent classes or orders?A. They are limited to four individual beasts, which were shown to John, to represent the glory of the classes of beings in their destined order or sphere of creation, in the enjoyment of their eternal felicity.
 4 Q. What are we to understand by the eyes and wings, which the beasts had?A. Their eyes are a representation of light and knowledge, that is, they are full of knowledge; and their wings are a representation of power, to move, to act, etc.
 5 Q. What are we to understand by the four and twenty elders, spoken of by John?A. We are to understand that these elders whom John saw, were elders who had been faithful in the work of the ministry and were dead; who belonged to the seven churches, and were then in the paradise of God.
 6 Q. What are we to understand by the book which John saw, which was sealed on the back with seven seals?A. W]r its temporal existence.
 7 Q. What are we to understand by the seven seals with which it was sealed?A. We are to understand that the first seal contains the things of the first thousand years, and the second also of the second thousand years, and so on until the seventh. [This is the 7000th millenia toward the end- editor note and opinion]
 8 Q. What are we to understand by the four angels, spoken of in the 7th chapter and 1st verse of Revelation?A. We are to understand that they are four angels sent forth from God, to whom is given power over the four parts of the earth, to save life and to destroy; these are they who have the everlasting gospel to commit to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people; having power to shut up the heavens, to seal up unto life, or to cast down to the regions of darkness.
 9 Q. What are we to understand by the angel ascending from the east, Revelation 7th chapter and 2nd verse?A. We are to understand that the angel ascending from the east is
he to whom is given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel; wherefore, he crieth unto the four angels having the everlasting gospel, saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And, if you will receive it, this is Elias which was to come to gather together the tribes of Israel and restore all things.
 10 Q. What time are the things spoken of in this chapter to be accomplished?A. They are to be accomplished in the sixth thousand years, or the opening of the sixth seal.
 11 Q. What are we to understand by sealing the one hundred and forty-four thousand, out of all the tribes of Israel—twelve thousand out of every tribe?A. We are to understand that those who are sealed are
high priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting gospel; for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the earth, to bring as many as will come to the church of the Firstborn.
 12 Q. What are we to understand by the sounding of the trumpets, mentioned in the 8th chapter of Revelation?A. We are to understand that as God made the world in six days, and on the seventh day he finished his work, and sanctified it, and also formed man out of the dust of the earth, even so, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years will the Lord God sanctify the earth, and complete the salvation of man, and judge all things, and shall redeem all things, except that which he hath not put into his power, when he shall have sealed all things, unto the end of all things; and the sounding of the trumpets of the seven angels are the preparing and finishing of his work, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years—the preparing of the way before the time of his coming.
 13 Q. When are the things to be accomplished, which are written in the 9th chapter of Revelation?A. They are to be
accomplished after the opening of the seventh seal, before the coming of Christ.
 14 Q. What are we to understand by the little book which was eaten by John, as mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelation?A. We are to understand that it was a mission, and an ordinance, for him to gather the tribes of Israel; behold, this is Elias, who, as it is written, must
come and restore all things.
 15 Q. What is to be understood by the two witnesses, in the eleventh chapter of Revelation?A. They are two prophets that are to be raised up to the Jewish nation in the last days, at the time of the restoration, and to prophesy to the Jews after they are gathered and have built the city of Jerusalem in the land of their fathers.

God to Adam and Eve, "Michael, is it good that man be alone? Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not good...

Let us make Eve. Eve, plays the replenish card "Yes, let's play! don't wait or obey" my friend Lucifer says so, busted she appeals to Adam from Lucifer's lips "see that Adam partake of the forbidden fruit" "sins against God" wants to play house. Banned from Garden of Eden survive by the sweat of Adam's brow, igorning God's warning "not to partake of the forbidden fruit". Will give you a redeemer whereby you may come back INTO MY PRESENTS. Bless your union forever, Multiply and relpenish the earth." Eve pain difficulties in child birth, a reminder. Oath between Adam and The Father, Adam's oath with God. His part for listening to unauthorized counsel of Eve "by the sweat of your brow... weeds, opposition to always good crops". BIBLE Eve's oath with Adam to obey him as he obeys God. "Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other..." 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3

Lest we forget the tranquillity and peace God had given us  It loads bottom line. Press ENTER to advance on your keyboard. When you see "Have a nice day" press ESC and it will return to the Home page otherwise it will backout and present your desktop choice presentation.

- SPECIAL EDITION This Date. WATCH AND PRAY. Weeks to transition: strife towards peace. Find your peace soon. Jesus is Coming. All strife will cease.

FAITH AND HOPE

I Lived In Heaven (LDS Children's Song) - YouTube

The Blue Bird (1940) Shirely Temple Lovers Scene - Pre-earth life

Apr 21, 2011 - Uploaded by livefastdietragic The Blue Bird (1940) Lovers Scene. livefastdietragic ... Temple Black - Duration: 30:22. Shirley Temple Club ...

LDS Church Hymn- Know This, That Every Soul Is Free - YouTube...

The purpose of this web site is Promoting U.S. Constitution, and English speaking: unifying the family of God. 

"9 For the hour is nigh and the day soon at hand when the earth is ripe; and all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, that wickedness shall not be upon the earth;

 10 For the hour is nigh, and that which was spoken by mine apostles must be fulfilled; for as they spoke so shall it come to pass;

 11 For I will reveal myself from heaven with power and great glory, with all the hosts thereof, and dwell in righteousness with men on earth a thousand years, and the wicked shall not stand." D&C 29:9–11.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America: One nation, Under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all" injured absent one common unifying language. A priority today is enduring for a better day: truth, light, justice.

Proverbs 10:29, "The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil."

EDITORIAL:

CONSIDER.

"Come let us reason together" Listen to your conscience, to reason; and draw on your sensibilities in self-government. "We the people" have a duty. "Turn to God and live." VOTE!!! FIGHT TO KEEP THE VOTE and CITIZENS ONLY!!!!

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves [CITIZENS] and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

END EDITORIAL

AS WE SPEAK:

The ancient church of God which Moses administered tithed "and unto th stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou has commanded me: I have not trangressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them:" Deuteronomy 26:13 Hate however between races persists based on a rebellion from God's commandments. "Eve bears Cain and Abel--they offer sacrifices_Cain slays Abel and is cursed by the Lord, who also sets a mark upon him..." Genensis 4:Summary. "Cain committed the first murder by killing his brother. Interpretations of Genesis 4 by ancient and modern commentators have typically assumed that the motives were jealousy and anger.[1] In the Cain and Abel story found in the Quran, the text refers to them simply as the sons of Adam (Arabic: ابني آدم)." Cain and Abel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The EDITOR

Proverbs 6:16: These SIX THINGS doeth the Lord hate: yea, SEVENth an ABOMINATION unto HIM:

1. A proud look

2. A LYING TONGUE and

3. HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD,

4. AN HEART THAT DEVISETH WICKED imagninations,

5. FEET that be SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF.

6. A FALSE WITNESS that speaketh LIES.

7. and HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN..

You know what they say about pride. You know what the Bible says about it. It’s not good, despite the misuse of the term in today’s popular culture. In Proverbs 16:18, it says: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

"Kinder, gentler generation"

 

END AS WE SPEAK:

mormon.org - Mormons Believe in Christ‎

When you see two Elders or two Sisters among you, listen to their message and consider.

Meet with the Missionaries | Mormon.org

"People lean toward the easy road, but often travel in difficulty. There is a better way. I invite you to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints restored to the earth in our day April 6, 1830. God lives. Look for one of the missionaries depicted above or, we have a living Prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. April and October he speaks to all of God's children especially." Listen to him.

"Render that which is Ceasars to Ceasar and that which is God's to God."

Smell the flowers. Everything is not falling down around our ears. Look to God and live. JustTRUTH.Be nice. Let's take a breath of fresh air...

Let there be Peace on Earth - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir ... - let us, "We the people" do our part TO SAVE AMERICA

LET US GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. NINEVEH WAS SPARED WHEN JONAH SHOWED UP. THERE IS A PROPHET TODAY!

EDITORIAL INSERT: Obey God and live. Nurish those moments with your family and friends which bring peace to your soul, and cherish the moments.

...We accept what we can change, and understand there are those things we cannot change turning that over to the Lord.  

3 Nephi 6:27-30, Book of Mormon,

" 27 Now it came to pass that those judges had many friends and kindreds; and the remainder, yea, even almost all the lawyers and the high priests, did gather themselves together, and unite with the kindreds of those judges who were to be tried according to the law.

 28 And they did enter into a covenant one with another, yea, even into that covenant which was given by them of old, which covenant was given and administered by the devil, to combine against all righteousness.

 29 Therefore they did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them, and to deliver those who were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law.

 30 And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings"

Look again.

Alma 41:14 "Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually..."

Alma 42 caption: "Mortality is a probationary time to enable man to repent and serve God-- The fall brought temporal and spiritual death upon all mankind-- Redemption comes through repentance--God himself atoneth for the sins of the world--Mercy is for those who repent--All others are subject to God's justice--Mercy cometh because of the atonement [of Jesus]--Only the truly penitent are saved."

1 "And now, my son I perceive there is somewhat more which doth worry your mind, which ye cannot understand -- which is concerning the justice of God in the punishment of the sinner; for ye do try to suppose of the sinner; for ye do try to suppose that it is injustice that the sinner should be consigned to a state of misery."

4 "And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God."

Alma 28 13-14, Book of Mormon, 13 "And thus we see how great the inequality of man is because of sin and transgression, and the power of the devil, which comes by the cunning plans which he hath devised to ensnare the hearts of man."

14 "And thus we see the great call of diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord; and thus we see the great reason of sorrow, and also of rejoicing--sorrow because of death and destruction among men, and joy because of the light of Christ unto

life." ?Comments: Contract_programmers@yahoo.com R.S.V.P.

In other words, REPENT. Return to God and live.

In God We Trust.

Jesus IS COMING, and soon. Prepare, repent and wait.

CLOUDS ARE NEVER PERMANENT, source unknown.

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it,ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”   --Winston Churchill

REALITY CHECK: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE NOT INTER-DEPENDENCE:

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. SEE Current Events.

LET US GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. NINEVEH WAS SPARED WHEN JONAH SHOWED UP. THERE IS A PROPHET TODAY!

"These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party." The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, 'Let's divide up the lands of the United States" p10 Prophecy Key to the Future.Search inside this book Panorama of world events to the Millenium and beyond. The White Horse Prophecy, Russia will go to war with America, 1/3rd the army of the United States will be defeated and the consitution as it were will "Hang By a Thread..."."Suffer the little children to come unto me." Even some older "little children". Out of the dark into the light.

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism , it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."! Declaration of Independence.

People lean toward the easy road, but often travel in difficulty. There is a better way. I invite you to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints restored to the earth in our day April 6, 1830. God lives. Look for the missionaries 2 x 2 and/or, we have a living Prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. April and October he speaks to all of God's children especially. Listen to HIM.

Read or watch President Monson’s most recent general conference addresses. One such message, "Love The Essence of the Gospel", Prophet in these Latter-Days, Thomas S. Monson. "Forgiveness should go hand in hand with love. In our families, as well as with our friends, there can be hurt feelings and disagreements. Again, It doesn't matter how small the issue was. It cannot and should not be left to canker, to fester, and ultimately to destroy. Blame keeps wounds open. Only foregivenss heals."

Editor. Smell the flowers. Everything is not falling down around our ears. Look to God and live. JustTRUTH. Be nice. Let's take a breath of fresh air.. In the end we all will go by the way of the earth and wait a period before moving on.

Now Thank We All Our God Hymn - Gods Country QVT ...

We hope. We pray. We wait for a better day..

PERSPECTIVES, "Reason and Moderation please. Shades of Will Rogers: "I never met a man I didn't like." He never met Obama nor Hitler. not so LOL

“A fool and his money are soon elected.” “The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” Will Rogers Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story ... "For more on Will Rogers, the actor and author known for his folksy wit and persona. Rogers also brought his act to the burgeoning medium of the moving picture. " One must appreciate that the "moving pictures" with SOUND. At first it was SILENT MOVIES usually accompanied with a pianist, some musician or dubbed in electronic recordings. Then "records" were the medium, there were no tape recorders.

"William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in present-day Oologah, Oklahoma—then part of Indian territory. Rogers grew up in a ranching family. Himself part Cherokee, Rogers socialized with both indigenous people and Anglo-American settlers in the immediate area. He left Oklahoma as a teenager, eventually finding work in the traveling Wild West shows popular at the time." "On August 15, 1935, the plane carrying Will Rogers crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. He died on impact. Millions across the country mourned the sudden silencing of a quintessentially American voice." "And now you know the 'rest of the story' ". Paul Harvey. Paul Harvey Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story ...

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind Anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway"

- Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu 26 August 1910Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire,

died 5 September 1997 (aged 87)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India

“This year, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child.

Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and the speak it again.”
Howard W. Hunter, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Born, November 14, 1907
Boise, Idaho, United States

Died, March 3, 1995 (aged 87)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Where it all comes home to is the devine destiny. Children of God.

The birth of Jesus everyday is the season to celebrate the hope for eternal life. Every day is a day to remember His Atonement and Our hope through Jesus Christ our Lord. Go Tell It on the Mountain (song) - Wikipedia, the free ..."Go Tell It on the Mountain" is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr., dating back to at least 1865

We'll Bring the World His Truth - LDS Mormon Children's Songs... "out of the mouth of babes".....

1. We have been born, as Nephi of old,
To goodly parents who love the Lord.
We have been taught, and we understand,
That we must do as the Lord commands.

2. We have been saved for these latter days
To build the kingdom in righteous ways.
We hear the words our prophet declares:
"Let each who's worthy go forth and share."

3. We know his plan, and we will prepare,
Increase our knowledge through study and prayer.
Daily we'll learn until we are called
To take the gospel to all the world.

Chorus: We are as the army of Helaman.
We have been taught in our youth.
And we will be the Lord's missionaries
To bring the world HIS truth.

To bring the world his truth.

Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938
© 1983 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

"....God is Love." I John 4:8

Helaman 10:2-3, Book of Mormon

2: And it came to pass that Nephi went his way towards his own house, pondering upon the things which the Lord had shown him.

3: And it came to pass as he was thus pondering--being much cast down because of the wickedness of the people of the Nephites, their secret works of darkness, and their murderings, and their plunderings, and all manner of iniquities--and it came to pass as he was thus pondering in his heart, behold, a voice came unto him..." Eventually all white Nephites and dark were "utterly destroyed" the American Indian remains...their traditions. Their race war ended with the elimination of the Christian church being destroyed and all whites in America anciently.

For those that dispise God, hate their brothers heed not God's commandments...Helaman 11: 4 "O Lord, do not suffer that this people shall be destroyed by the sword; but O Lord, rather let there be a famine [DOWNWARD to BOTTOM OUT ECONOMIC INDICATORS - LOST JOBS - MASSIVE POVERTY?], to stir them up in remembrance of the Lord their God, and perhaps they will repent and turn unto thee." Helaman 12: 22 "And wo unto him to whom he shall say this, for it shall be unto him that will do iniquity, and he cannot be saved; therefore, for this cause, hath repentance been declared."

"The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." Where is it?

 

4February 2018

Issued on: January 30, 2018
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.
9:10 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans:
Less than one year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American people and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams. That night, our new administration had already taken very swift action. A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land.
Each day since, we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission — to make America great again for all Americans. (Applause.)
Over the last year, we have made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success. We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined. We have shared in the heights of victory and the pains of hardship. We have endured floods and fires and storms. But through it all, we have seen the beauty of America’s soul, and the steel in America’s spine.
Each test has forged new American heroes to remind us who we are, and show us what we can be.
We saw the volunteers of the Cajun Navy, racing to the rescue with their fishing boats to save people in the aftermath of a totally devastating hurricane.
We saw strangers shielding strangers from a hail of gunfire on the Las Vegas strip.
We heard tales of Americans like Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashlee Leppert, who is here tonight in the gallery with Melania. (Applause.) Ashlee was aboard one of the first helicopters on the scene in Houston during the Hurricane Harvey. Through 18 hours of wind and rain, Ashlee braved live power lines and deep water to help save more than 40 lives. Ashlee, we all thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
We heard about Americans like firefighter David Dahlberg. He’s here with us also. David faced down walls of flame to rescue almost 60 children trapped at a California summer camp threatened by those devastating wildfires.
To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands — everywhere — we are with you, we love you, and we always will pull through together, always. (Applause.)
Thank you to David and the brave people of California. Thank you very much, David. Great job.
Some trials over the past year touched this chamber very personally. With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House — a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise. (Applause.) I think they like you, Steve. (Laughter.)
We are incredibly grateful for the heroic efforts of the Capitol Police officers, the Alexandria Police, and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved his life and the lives of many others; some in this room. In the aftermath — (applause) — yes. Yes.
In the aftermath of that terrible shooting, we came together, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as representatives of the people. But it is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy. Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we were elected to serve. (Applause.)
Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: that no people on Earth are so fearless, or daring, or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there is a frontier, we cross it. If there’s a challenge, we tame it. If there’s an opportunity, we seize it.
So let’s begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. (Applause.) And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America.
Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including — (applause) — including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. Tremendous numbers. (Applause.) After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. (Applause.)
Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. (Applause.) It’s something I’m very proud of. African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded. (Applause.) And Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history. (Applause.)
Small-business confidence is at an all-time high. The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion, and more, in value in just this short period of time. The great news — (applause) — the great news for Americans’ 401(k), retirement, pension, and college savings accounts have gone through the roof.
And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. (Applause.)
Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small business. To lower tax rates for hardworking Americans, we nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone. (Applause.) Now, the first $24,000 earned by a married couple is completely tax-free. (Applause.) We also doubled the child tax credit. (Applause.) A typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill reduced by $2,000, slashing their tax bill in half. (Applause.)
In April, this will be the last time you will ever file under the old and very broken system, and millions of Americans will have more take-home pay starting next month — a lot more. (Applause.)
We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year, forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they couldn’t afford government-ordered health plans. (Applause.) We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare. The individual mandate is now gone. Thank heaven. (Applause.)
We slashed the business tax rate from 35 percent all the way down to 21 percent, so American companies can compete and win against anyone else anywhere in the world. (Applause.) These changes alone are estimated to increase average family income by more than $4,000. A lot of money. (Applause.)
Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
Here tonight are Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger of Staub Manufacturing, a small, beautiful business in Ohio. They’ve just finished the best year in their 20-year history. (Applause.) Because of tax reform, they are handing out raises, hiring an additional 14 people, and expanding into the building next door. Good feeling. (Applause.)
One of Staub’s employees, Corey Adams, is also with us tonight. Corey is an all-American worker. He supported himself through high school, lost his job during the 2008 recession, and was later hired by Staub, where he trained to become a welder. Like many hardworking Americans, Corey plans to invest his tax cut raise into his new home and his two daughters’ education. Corey, please stand. (Applause.) And he’s a great welder. (Laughter.) I was told that by the man that owns that company that’s doing so well. So congratulations, Corey.
Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses — many of them thousands and thousands of dollars per worker. And it’s getting more every month, every week. Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers. (Applause.) And just a little while ago, ExxonMobil announced a $50 billion investment in the United States, just a little while ago. (Applause.)
This, in fact, is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.
So to every citizen watching at home tonight, no matter where you’ve been, or where you’ve come from, this is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve absolutely anything. (Applause.)
Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of a nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family can do anything.
We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag. (Applause.)
Together, we are rediscovering the American way. In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. The motto is, “In God We Trust.” (Applause.)
And we celebrate our police, our military, and our amazing veterans as heroes who deserve our total and unwavering support. (Applause.)
Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day. He decided all by himself to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. (Applause.) Preston, a job well done. (Applause.)
Young patriots, like Preston, teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. And I met Preston a little while ago, and he is something very special — that I can tell you. Great future. Thank you very much for all you’ve done, Preston. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
Preston’s reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us of why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the National Anthem. (Applause.)
Americans love their country, and they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return. For the last year, we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their government.
Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country. (Applause.)
We are totally defending our Second Amendment, and have taken historic actions to protect religious liberty. (Applause.)
And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions. (Applause.) Last year, Congress also passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act. (Applause.) Since its passage, my administration has already removed more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve. And we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do. (Applause.)
And I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of, which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey. (Applause.)
All Americans deserve accountability and respect, and that’s what we are giving to our wonderful heroes, our veterans. Thank you. (Applause.)
So, tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people. (Applause.)
In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in the history of our country. (Applause.)
We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal. (Applause.) We are now very proudly an exporter of energy to the world. (Applause.)
In Detroit, I halted government mandates that crippled America’s great, beautiful autoworkers so that we can get Motor City revving its engines again. And that’s what’s happening. (Applause.) Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States — something we haven’t seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan. Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama — a big one. And we haven’t seen this in a long time. It’s all coming back. (Applause.)
Very soon, auto plants and other plants will be opening up all over our country. This is all news Americans are totally unaccustomed to hearing. For many years, companies and jobs were only leaving us. But now they are roaring back. They’re coming back. They want to be where the action is. They want to be in the United States of America. That’s where they want to be. (Applause.)
Exciting progress is happening every single day. To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our country’s history. (Applause.)
We also believe that patients with terminal conditions, and terminal illness, should have access to experimental treatment immediately that could potentially save their lives.
People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure. I want to give them a chance right here at home. It’s time for Congress to give these wonderful, incredible Americans the right to try. (Applause.)
One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. (Applause.) In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. And it’s very, very unfair. That is why I have directed my administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of my top priorities for the year. (Applause.) And prices will come down substantially. Watch.
America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our wealth. Our nation has lost its wealth, but we’re getting it back so fast. The era of economic surrender is totally over. From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and, very importantly, reciprocal. (Applause.)
We will work to fix bad trade deals and negotiate new ones. And they’ll be good ones, but they’ll be fair. And we will protect American workers and American intellectual property through strong enforcement of our trade rules. (Applause.)
As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. (Applause.)
America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year. Isn’t it a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a minor permit approved for the building of a simple road? (Applause.) I am asking both parties to come together to give us safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure that our economy needs and our people deserve. (Applause.)
Tonight, I’m calling on Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment that our country so desperately needs. Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit. And we can do it. (Applause.)
Any bill must also streamline the permitting and approval process, getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one. Together, we can reclaim our great building heritage. (Applause.)
We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land. And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit. (Applause.)
We want every American to know the dignity of a hard day’s work. We want every child to be safe in their home at night. And we want every citizen to be proud of this land that we all love so much. We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. (Applause.)
As tax cuts create new jobs, let’s invest in workforce development and let’s invest in job training, which we need so badly. (Applause.) Let’s open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential. (Applause.) And let’s support working families by supporting paid family leave. (Applause.)
As America regains its strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance at life. (Applause.)
Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families.
For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They’ve allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans. Most tragically, they have caused the loss of many innocent lives.
Here tonight are two fathers and two mothers: Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado, and Robert Mickens. Their two teenage daughters — Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens — were close friends on Long Island. But in September 2016, on the eve of Nisa’s 16th Birthday — such a happy time it should have been — neither of them came home. These two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown.
Six members of the savage MS-13 gang have been charged with Kayla and Nisa’s murders. Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied alien minors, and wound up in Kayla and Nisa’s high school.
Evelyn, Elizabeth, Freddy, and Robert: Tonight, everyone in this chamber is praying for you. Everyone in America is grieving for you. Please stand. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I want you to know that 320 million hearts are right now breaking for you. We love you. Thank you. (Applause.)
While we cannot imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow, we can make sure that other families never have to endure this kind of pain.
Tonight, I am calling on Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminal gangs, to break into our country. We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws and support our ICE and Border Patrol agents — these are great people; these are great, great people — that work so hard in the midst of such danger so that this can never happen again. (Applause.)
The United States is a compassionate nation. We are proud that we do more than any other country anywhere in the world to help the needy, the struggling, and the underprivileged all over the world. But as President of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers, and America’s forgotten communities. I want our youth to grow up to achieve great things. I want our poor to have their chance to rise.
So, tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed. (Applause.) My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers too. (Applause.)
Here tonight is one leader in the effort to defend our country, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Celestino Martinez. He goes by “DJ” and “CJ.” He said, “Call me either one.” So we’ll call you “CJ.” Served 15 years in the Air Force before becoming an ICE agent and spending the last 15 years fighting gang violence and getting dangerous criminals off of our streets. Tough job.
At one point, MS-13 leaders ordered CJ’s murder. And they wanted it to happen quickly. But he did not cave to threats or to fear. Last May, he commanded an operation to track down gang members on Long Island. His team has arrested nearly 400, including more than 220 MS-13 gang members.
And I have to tell you, what the Border Patrol and ICE have done — we have sent thousands and thousands and thousands of MS-13 horrible people out of this country or into our prisons.
So I just want to congratulate you, CJ. You’re a brave guy. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
And I asked CJ, “What’s the secret?” He said, “We’re just tougher than they are.” And I like that answer. (Laughter and applause.) Now let’s get Congress to send you — and all of the people in this great chamber have to do it; we have no choice. CJ, we’re going to send you reinforcements, and we’re going to send them to you quickly. It’s what you need. (Applause.)
Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate will be voting on an immigration reform package. In recent months, my administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a bipartisan approach to immigration reform. Based on these discussions, we presented Congress with a detailed proposal that should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise, one where nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs and must have. (Applause.)
Here are the four pillars of our plan: The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age. That covers almost three times more people than the previous administration covered. (Applause.) Under our plan, those who meet education and work requirements, and show good moral character, will be able to become full citizens of the United States over a 12-year period. (Applause.)
The second pillar fully secures the border. (Applause.) That means building a great wall on the southern border, and it means hiring more heroes, like CJ, to keep our communities safe. (Applause.) Crucially, our plan closes the terrible loopholes exploited by criminals and terrorists to enter our country, and it finally ends the horrible and dangerous practice of catch and release. (Applause.)
The third pillar ends the visa lottery, a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of American people. (Applause.) It’s time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system, one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society, and who will love and respect our country. (Applause.)
The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration. (Applause.) Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives. Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children. (Applause.) This vital reform is necessary, not just for our economy, but for our security and for the future of America.
In recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in New York were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration. In the age of terrorism, these programs present risks we can just no longer afford. (Applause.)
It’s time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century. (Applause.)
These four pillars represent a down-the-middle compromise, and one that will create a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system.
For over 30 years, Washington has tried and failed to solve this problem. This Congress can be the one that finally makes it happen.
Most importantly, these four pillars will produce legislation that fulfills my ironclad pledge to sign a bill that puts America first. (Applause.) So let’s come together, set politics aside, and finally get the job done. (Applause.)
These reforms will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction. Never before has it been like it is now. It is terrible. We have to do something about it. In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses — 174 deaths per day; 7 per hour. We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge. (Applause.)
My administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need, for those who have been so terribly hurt. The struggle will be long and it will be difficult, but as Americans always do — in the end, we will succeed. We will prevail. (Applause.)
As we have seen tonight, the most difficult challenges bring out the best in America. We see a vivid expression of this truth in the story of the Holets family of New Mexico. Ryan Holets is 27 years old, an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department. He’s here tonight with his wife Rebecca. (Applause.) Thank you, Ryan.
Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin. When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep. She told him she didn’t know where to turn, but badly wanted a safe home for her baby.
In that moment, Ryan said he felt God speak to him: “You will do it, because you can.” He heard those words. He took out a picture of his wife and their four kids. Then, he went home to tell his wife Rebecca. In an instant, she agreed to adopt. The Holets named their new daughter Hope. Ryan and Rebecca, you embody the goodness of our nation. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, Ryan and Rebecca.
As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.
Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values. In confronting these horrible dangers, we know that weakness is the surest path to conflict, and unmatched power is the surest means to our true and great defense.
For this reason, I am asking Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military. (Applause.)
As part of our defense, we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully never having to use it, but making it so strong and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression by any other nation or anyone else. (Applause.)
Perhaps someday in the future, there will be a magical moment when the countries of the world will get together to eliminate their nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, we are not there yet, sadly.
Last year, I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth. One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and in Syria and in other locations, as well. (Applause.) But there is much more work to be done. We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated.
Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck is here tonight. Near Raqqa, last November, Justin and his comrade, Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, were on a mission to clear buildings that ISIS had rigged with explosive so that civilians could return to that city hopefully soon, and hopefully safely.
Clearing the second floor of a vital hospital, Kenton Stacy was severely wounded by an explosion. Immediately, Justin bounded into the booby-trapped and unbelievably dangerous and unsafe building, and found Kenton, but in very, very bad shape. He applied pressure to the wound and inserted a tube to reopen an airway. He then performed CPR for 20 straight minutes during the ground transport, and maintained artificial respiration through two and a half hours and through emergency surgery.
Kenton Stacy would have died if it were not for Justin’s selfless love for his fellow warrior. Tonight, Kenton is recovering in Texas. Raqqa is liberated. And Justin is wearing his new Bronze Star, with a “V” for “valor.” Staff Sergeant Peck, all of America salutes you. (Applause.)
Terrorists who do things like place bombs in civilian hospitals are evil. When possible, we have no choice but to annihilate them. When necessary, we must be able to detain and question them. But we must be clear: Terrorists are not merely criminals. They are unlawful enemy combatants. (Applause.) And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are.
In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield — including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi, who we captured, who we had, who we released.
So today, I’m keeping another promise. I just signed, prior to walking in, an order directing Secretary Mattis, who is doing a great job, thank you — (applause) — to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay. (Applause.)
I am asking Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And in many cases, for them, it will now be Guantanamo Bay. (Applause.)
At the same time, as of a few months ago, our warriors in Afghanistan have new rules of engagement. (Applause.)
Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans. (Applause.)
Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the U.S. Senate just months before. I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Applause.)
Shortly afterwards, dozens of countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against America’s sovereign right to make this decision. In 2016, American taxpayers generously sent those same countries more than $20 billion in aid.
That is why, tonight, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to friends of America, not enemies of America. (Applause.)
As we strengthen friendships all around the world, we are also restoring clarity about our adversaries.
When the people of Iran rose up against the crimes of their corrupt dictatorship, I did not stay silent. America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom. (Applause.)
I am asking Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.
My administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela. (Applause.)
But no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea. North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland. We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from ever happening.
Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation. I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this very dangerous position.
We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and to our allies.
Otto Warmbier was a hardworking student at the University of Virginia — and a great student he was. On his way to study abroad in Asia, Otto joined a tour to North Korea. At its conclusion, this wonderful young man was arrested and charged with crimes against the state. After a shameful trial, the dictatorship sentenced Otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning him to America last June, horribly injured and on the verge of death. He passed away just days after his return.
Otto’s wonderful parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are here with us tonight, along with Otto’s brother and sister, Austin and Greta. Please. (Applause.) Incredible people. You are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world, and your strength truly inspires us all. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.)
Tonight, we pledge to honor Otto’s memory with total American resolve. Thank you. (Applause.)
Finally, we are joined by one more witness to the ominous nature of this regime. His name is Mr. Ji Seong-ho.
In 1996, Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea. One day, he tried to steal coal from a railroad car to barter for a few scraps of food, which were very hard to get. In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted from hunger. He woke up as a train ran over his limbs. He then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain or the hurt. His brother and sister gave what little food they had to help him recover and ate dirt themselves, permanently stunting their own growth.
Later, he was tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a brief visit to China. His tormentors wanted to know if he’d met any Christians. He had — and he resolved, after that, to be free.
Seong-ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across China and Southeast Asia to freedom. Most of his family followed. His father was caught trying to escape and was tortured to death.
Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors, and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears most: the truth.
Today, he has a new leg. But, Seong-ho, I understand you still keep those old crutches as a reminder of how far you’ve come. Your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all. Please. Thank you. (Applause.) Seong-ho’s story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom.
It was that same yearning for freedom that nearly 250 years ago gave birth to a special place called America. It was a small cluster of colonies caught between a great ocean and a vast wilderness. It was home to an incredible people with a revolutionary idea: that they could rule themselves; that they could chart their own destiny; and that, together, they could light up the entire world.
That is what our country has always been about. That is what Americans have always stood for, always strived for, and always done.
Atop the dome of this Capitol stands the Statue of Freedom. She stands tall and dignified among the monuments to our ancestors who fought, and lived, and died to protect her. Monuments to Washington, and Jefferson, and Lincoln, and King. Memorials to the heroes of Yorktown and Saratoga; to young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy and the fields beyond; and others, who went down in the waters of the Pacific and the skies all over Asia.
And freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol — this living monument — this is the moment to the American people. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!
THE PRESIDENT: We’re a people whose heroes live not only in the past, but all around us, defending hope, pride, and defending the American way.
They work in every trade. They sacrifice to raise a family. They care for our children at home. They defend our flag abroad. And they are strong moms and brave kids. They are firefighters, and police officers, and border agents, medics, and Marines. But above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, this nation, belongs entirely to them. (Applause.)
Our task is to respect them, to listen to them, to serve them, to protect them, and to always be worthy of them.
Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never, ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it’s the people who are making America great again. (Applause.)
As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail.
Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.
Thank you. And God bless America. Goodnight. (Applause.)
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