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Date Posted: 20:58:52 08/09/05 Tue
Author: Chuck in ND
Subject: Commenting on TTB's question about revolution

Is the idea of a revolution or otherwise drastic change in the United States ( in the RIGHT direction, of course ) supported by scripture? If so, where exactly would it be? Is there any support to it anywhere?

First thing that comes to mind is the DoI:
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government...(emph mine)

The next thing that comes to mind is Alma 60--Alma chastises Pahoran for not fulfilling his duties as chief judge and defending the people. Verse 23: "Ye should remember that God has said that the inward vessel (government?) shall be cleansed first and then the outer vessel (the populace?) be cleansed also."

In verse 30 he tells Pahoran that unless he fulfills his duty to his people Alma will "come unto you, even in the land of Zarahemla, and smite you with the sword, insomuch that ye can have no more power to impede the cause of this people in the cause of our freedom."

Verse 33 makes it crystal clear: "Behold the Lord saith unto me, If those whom ye have appointed your governors do not repent of their sins and iniquities, ye shall go up to battle against them."

So as reluctant as we may be ("all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.") there certainly is scriptural and sound foundation for advocating "drastic change" (in the right direction, of course :D)

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