Monday, August 9, 2010

Alma - Chapter 61

The polarizing effect of "much flattery" is with us today.  In this case it is a matter of telling the population what they want to hear and making promises of some advantage or other.

We get that all the time from both sides of the political spectrum.  Dishonesty, spin, promised favors to special interests are destroying our political system.  I don't blame the politicians so much as those among us who want special entitlements not equally available to all.  If every citizen were more individually responsible, politicians would have no advantage in making promises of special favors.  Satan will use the divisiveness of greed and flattery to destroy us if we let him.  We are not called upon to take up arms at present, but we can take a stand against dishonesty, greed and corruption in our governmental systems.  The attitude, "If I don't take this money from the government, someone else will." is a destructive notion and causes the perpetuation of the programs and policies that are wasting our strength.

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