By Ed Wallace, Publisher, July 3, 2023

I’ve taken the past 6 months off to rethink and regroup. I’ve reached some conclusions and have some thoughts about how to proceed.

In the 11/22 election,  American voters proved themselves to be morons, and so insouciant and out to lunch that they would keep a political party in office that hates white people, fervently believes that parents are bad for children and should have no say in their education (brainwashing), and is demonizing normality and normalizing perversity. 

A staggering 60.9 million registered voters didn’t bother to show up and have proven themselves to be too stupid to survive as a free people. That begs the question: Are there enough patriots left in America that care about their freedoms and liberty?

There was nothing prior to that election that warranted a willing suspension of disbelief to suggest that great masses of people would suddenly become less ignorant, selfish, debauched, and debased. 

The public was focused on a president who couldn’t speak without lying and a major Democrat candidate who often couldn’t speak period (Fetterman), Also in PA, the voters couldn’t overcome the allure of their longest-serving lawmaker despite one of the biggest handicaps any politician could carry in an electoral contest… he died 4 weeks before the election, and won with 86% of the vote. A similar situation arose in the Tennessee House District 86 where Rep. Barbara Cooper, 93, died Oct. 25, two weeks before the election. Could it be that dead voters elected two dead politicians?

Now, let’s not even pretend the quality of the candidate or even being alive or functioning truly matters. Both parties are taking note of the new trend: “the imbecilic candidate.” It started with Joe Biden, who is a trendsetter.

People can’t possibly be ignorant about these guys. I’m convinced it must be what modern voters really want – elected officials that sound like half-wits. America voted for their enemies, for those who would rob and plunder us, not only financially, but would steal from us the common rights of citizenship were it in their power to do so.

We’re being warned about the upcoming “Marxist Revolution.”  That already happened in 2020 when, because of the fear, paranoia and blind trust in government, when we saw the implementation of Martial Law, when people willingly gave up their freedom of religion, their freedom of assembly, their freedom of speech, and their liberty. And most submitted because they thought our government had our best interests at heart. We have allowed our government to dictate what our children are taught in schools and what many religions teach from the pulpit, out of fear, or sheer idolatry, and that silenced the most powerful and effective control on tyrannical governments throughout history,  which is the educated, activated body of Christ.

Rights are not gifts from the government. It’s not really liberty if it requires a government permission slip. The U.S. government isn’t protecting us from terrorism. It is, in fact, creating terror.

The FBI and Department of Justice have been turned into Gestapo agencies, and the three branches of government have been superseded by an omnipotent Fourth Branch that controls the other three and is now larger and more influential than the executive, legislative or judicial branches beneath it. (Read HERE)

Paul gives us a proper perspective:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12).

Even here in Utah, where one would think that we would gravitate toward a higher level of life, we don’t.

We elect a legislature, filled with Priesthood holding Latter Day Saints who don’t do anything impressive or praiseworthy. We pay allegiance to a democrat and republican party, who are both part of the same, worthless secret combination. We elect governors who do not stand for Christ and we allow people who we don’t know to run and govern our state. 

We fund and send our kids to government schools that have made the preaching of Christ illegal except from a historical perspective, which contradicts the very heart of our religion that Christ, the light of Christ, is in all things of all things and through all things, the law by which all things are governed.

Texas passed a law recently that requires the 10 Commandments be hung in every classroom, in every school. We teach our children the opposite of the 10 commandments. Like, it’s ok to kill a baby. It’s ok to covet as long as you do it through the legal education system. It’s ok to steal from people if you do it as a politician through the treasury of the state or through a secret combination of lobbyists who write the law. Does anyone believe that everything you pay for today is moral? If not, why are you required by a system to pay for things that by the Book of Morman’s definition, are anti-christ on its face? 

We have a sitting member of the U.S. Congress, Rep. John Curtis, who believes that a den of murderers, thieves and political whores (the U.S. Capitol) is a temple of liberty. 

Under our Constitutional Republic, the states have the power to stop federal overreach and unConstitutional behavior. Why don’t we? Is it because we enjoy the “benefits” of socialism? 

For centuries our forefathers willingly suffered and sacrificed that we might enjoy the blessings of freedom. What are we doing to maintain that for ourselves and for future generations?

The Lord said that “he holds men accountable for their acts in relation” to governments “both in making laws and administering them”

Do we know that the men & women we elect to represent us have the gift of prophecy & revelation. If they do, then you can know that they are in the spirit of liberty, which is the Spirit of Christ.

If you could do what Lot did and find just nine other righteous neighbors, ask yourself what was the standard of righteousness that Lot was looking for, that the Lord was looking for?

In (D&C 98:10), the Lord demands that “Honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil”

In 3 Nephi, Mormon said that it was in the times of righteousness that the people would select for their captains men who had the gift of prophecy & revelation. He qualifies that the only times they do that is during times of righteousness. 

Ask yourself if we do that as a people. In our city councils, our county commissions, our state legislatures. 

Instead, we elect worthless priests to our political bodies. 

We need to be willing to bear the shame of the world by holding ourselves and our leaders to the highest standard humanly possible.

Constitutions don’t enforce themselves. They never did. And they never will.

President Hinckley has said: “I urge you with all the capacity that I have to reach out in a duty that stands beyond the requirements of our everyday lives; You can be a leader. You must be a leader.”

The earthly solution is with the states. If we don’t understand the basic foundation of who we are, what America is built on, what is the proper role and power of our government, and what is the proper role and power of the people of America, then we will never head in the right direction. 

This is not a democrat, republican, or liberal, conservative problem, it’s a knowledge problem. It’s a wisdom and virtue problem. 

Thomas Jefferson may have summed it up best: “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’; because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual…..the people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived, it seems strictly consonant to the republican theory, to recur to the same original authority, not only whenever it may be necessary to enlarge, diminish, or new-model the powers of the government, but also whenever any one of the departments may commit encroachments on the chartered authorities of the others.”

In short – all power comes from the people. The people have final say over their government. The people can, as noted in the Declaration, “alter or abolish,” but it’s also up to them to keep things in check whenever any part of the government goes beyond its constitutional limits.

In the North Carolina ratifying convention, James Iredell agreed, and noted that this is the only way to stop usurpations of power: “The only resource against usurpation is the inherent right of the people to prevent its exercise.”

None of these foundational principles are part of the mainstream thought – the “expression of the American mind” today – means the people, for generations, have failed to do their job in support of the constitution and liberty.

But that doesn’t mean it’s game over. St. George Tucker summed it up best: “The acquiescence of the people of a state under any usurped authority for any length of time, can never deprive them of the right of resuming the sovereign power into their own hands, whenever they think fit, or are able to do so, since that right is perfectly unalienable.”

It’s up to the people to protect and defend their own constitution and their own liberty – whether the government likes it, or not.

If we, as Republicans, remain merely “lukewarm defenders” of our foundation, America will indeed be irreparably damaged, and our democracy will be lost. 

Let us avoid Edmund Burke’s understanding: “It is not enough in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a man means well to his country; it is not enough that in his single person he never did an evil act, but always voted according to his conscience. This innocuous and ineffectual character, that seems formed upon a plan of apology and disculpation, falls miserably short of the mark of public duty. That duty demands and requires that what is right should not only be made known, but made prevalent; that what is evil should not only be detected, but defeated. It is surely no very rational account of a man’s life, that he has always acted right but has taken special care to act in such a manner that his endeavours could not possibly be productive of any consequence.”

As a Utah Republican, I’d like to see our conservative groups focus on a few key Constitutional issues. When things are based on our foundational principles, everything else falls into place.

…We should be educating and advocating for our ideals by publicizing what the platform is, and how each plank should be implemented. Each subject should be part of the mainstream discussion along with how our party’s elected representatives stray from those ideals. Our party has a fiduciary duty to uphold our ideals. Why are there no ethics? 

…The earthly solution to federal overreach is with the states. If we don’t understand the basic foundation of who we are, what America is built on, what is the proper role and power of our government, and what is the proper role and power of the people of America, then we will never head in the right direction. There is a way to restore the proper relation between the fed & states called the “Balance of Power Act.” Every conservative should be advocating for it.

…We should advocate for the elimination of ALL federal money within Utah’s budget, and all the rules and regulations that come with each dollar. Our economy is good. Why do we need fed money? Do we really our “fair share” of the legal plunder?

…We could advocate for deconstructing the bureaucratic administrative state.

…Get the UN out of Utah

…We need to repent.

What would you like to change in Utah?

More to come.