Where Does Political Genius Come From?

constitution-scroll-flagWhere does our political genius come from?

  1.  From good people who take the time to study the United States government.
  2.  From God-fearing people who accept and act on the will of God.
  3.  From you and from me.

Our country is still a great country, and we should honor its rightful place as the Promised Land, but it has lost its footing and balances precariously along its mountaintop stance. Please read the attached post of ways we can honor our dear country. The writer lists simple, and not so simple, things we should know and do in the political realm. Each of us has the ability. Each of us has the calling. Each one of us loves our country enough to

Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Pres. Ezra Taft Benson said,

“Unfortunately, we as a nation have apostatized in various degrees from different Constitutional principles as proclaimed by the inspired founders. We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: ‘Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction’ (19 July 1840, as recorded by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; ms. in Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake City).

For centuries our forefathers suffered and sacrificed that we might be the recipients of the blessings of freedom. If they were willing to sacrifice so much to establish us as a free people, should we not be willing to do the same to maintain that freedom for ourselves and for future generations?” (“Our Divine Constitution,” Oct. 1987).

The author of this attached post is Loraine T. Pace who, as a homemaker and mother of six children, decided she needed to do something for the people of Utah. This is her list of accomplishments as she searched out her place to do good:

  • Homemaker
  • Researcher
  • Board Member, Cache County Federation of Republican Women
  • Chair, Cache County Republican Party
  • Volunteer, Division of Family Services
  • Advisory Board, Early Childhood Development
  • Volunteer, Guardian Ad Litem Coordinator for Abused Children
  • Author, A Century of History 1896 to 1996: A History of the Utah Republican Party
  • Vice Chair, Utah Republican Party, 1992-1995.
  • Appointed to Utah House of Representatives, 1997
  • Representative, Utah House of Representatives, District 4, 1997-2004
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Jan Tolman

Jan Tolman is a wife, mother of six, and grandmother of seven. She is a writer, as well as speaker, on the history of the Relief Society at www.ldswomenofgod.com. Several articles, written by her on Relief Society history, have been published in the Deseret News. She has taught Institute and served as a docent at the Church History Museum. She urges everyone to learn something new about Church History, and especially about the incredible women of LDS faith.

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Jan Tolman is a wife, mother of six, and grandmother of seven. She is a writer, as well as speaker, on the history of the Relief Society at www.ldswomenofgod.com. Several articles, written by her on Relief Society history, have been published in the Deseret News. She has taught Institute and served as a docent at the Church History Museum. She urges everyone to learn something new about Church History, and especially about the incredible women of LDS faith.

One thought on “Where Does Political Genius Come From?

  1. Kaye L. Shackelford

    These articles about our Constitution and freedom are more timely than I can say.Thank you for your excellent information.As a Senior, I feel I have a great deal of wisdom and strength to bring to these issues. I am well read and continue reading books and articles on freedom issues and I participate completely as an LDS member. The greatest challenge I face is to where to put my dialogue and strength concerning these issues where they will do the most good. I don’t find many forums past the opinion forums. I would like my voice in defense of the first Ammendment to be placed where it will do the most good. I realize I am out of the main passageways of participation by virtue of age, but it is a challenge to find a significant place to enter my convictions on these crucial matters. I know the battle is out there. Again, it is not easy to get a firm conviction in support of these crucial truths out into the main stream. I also thought Ms. Robertson’s (sp) explanation was so helpful. That issue was not clear to me. I wish and ask from the bottom of my heart that we may have a site focused on these issues, taught more clearly about them and a place to respond so that our convictions may be made known. It would bring the crucial information together into one place. It would help us know where to put our support of these crucial freedom issues. I implore you to help those of us who are in support of these basic truths to be more effective in our understanding of them and focusing on a way to show support of them. Thank you for this opportunity.

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