Ezra Benson . In general terms, therefore, the proper role of government includes such defensive activities You say, “It can’t happen here. Government is a creation of the people and ought to be subservient to them. We need to be wary of giving centralized government too much power. The proper role of government [Ezra Taft Benson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Although the pamphlet was written inand as a result many of bensson immediate points of reference are now obscure, it still makes points that are completely valid in the modern political climate, and extensively draws on the writings of French liberal theorist Frederic Bastiat, as well as those of American pioneers Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.

Benson died of congestive heart failure in his Salt Lake City apartment at the age of Jul 16, Celeste Batchelor rated it it was amazing Shelves: If “A” has no proper power to take “B’s” property, can he delegate any such power to the sheriff?

And, even in our country, there are those who think that, because we now have the good things in life, we can afford to dispense with the foundations which have made them possible.

May 23, Deozaan rated it it was amazing. The timely joining together of these three factors may make it entirely possible for us to reverse the trend.

There is always a right and wrong to every question which requires our solution. The government has the duty to protect individuals rights, liberty and property but no right to redistribute wealth or establish welfare programs. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its ogvernment, until prroper ends in the administration of every man’s farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best.


By this l Starting with the dictionary-defined flaw that we should all agree on, Benson speaks of socialism as if synonymous with “feeding the poor” but fails to mention economic subsidies. To view it, click here.

The Proper Role of Government

All too often, answers to these questions seem to be based, not upon any solid principle, but upon the popularity of the specific government program in question. Because Kimball was the older of the two, he was given seniority over Benson in the Quorum. To ask other readers questions about The Proper Role of Governmentplease sign up.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Starting with the dictionary-defined flaw that we should all agree on, Benson speaks of socialism as if synonymous with “feeding the poor” but fails to mention economic subsidies.

The foriegn policy, the economy, open borders, the North American Union. Actually the individual right to personal property, that Benson claims is god-given and eternal, has been developed in the benosn merely years ago.

As Washington stated so clearly in his immortal Farewell Address:. Return to Book Page. Oct 01, Amy rated it it was amazing.

It’s an arrogant, divisive philosophy that is contrary to public statements by the church about true principles being found in all parties. How do you tell if the government should be acting in any particular role? Former FBI agent, Dan Smoot, succinctly pointed this out on his broadcast numberdated January 29,governmen follows: We must ever keep in mind the inspired words of Thomas Jefferson, as found in the Declaration of Independence: He does NOT extend this to any talking points against energy subsidies, pharmaceutical subsidies, and doesn’t even discuss the agricultural subsidies that occurred while he was Secretary of Agriculture.

Kimball’s death inBenson became the president of the church. These are the principles which, in my opinion, proclaim the proper role of government in the domestic affairs of the nation. Thus the government is not legitimized to governmfnt on the individuals rights.


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The Proper Role of Government by Ezra Taft Benson

He forgets the economic stagnation that occurred at the end of the 19th century when capitalism pooled America’s money into the hands of the railroad and banking families, and the legislative redistribution that democrats and republicans universally agreed needed to happen for our nation to grow.

There is much work to be done. People who work create wealth. Decisions of this nature should be based upon and measured against certain basic principles regarding the proper role of government.

In reply to the argument that a little bit of socialism is good so long as it doesn’t go too far, it is tempting to say that, in like fashion, just a little bit of theft or a little bit of cancer is all right, too!

No man possesses such power to delegate. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? Its only source of authority and power is from the people who have created it. The next step would be to allow all present programs to run out their term with absolutely no renewal.

Other nations, impatient to acquire equal abundance, security and pursuit of happiness, rush headlong sh headlong into that final phase of construction without building adequate foundations or supporting pillars. Secondly, there are modern means of rapid communications to transmit these lessons of history to a large literate population. Kindle Edition24 pages. This article was published in We must not make any further concessions to communism at home or abroad. As John Locke explained many years ago:

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