Convention of Statesmen


We Must Not Fail, America

I love America and everything about her. From her inception, she was born of the minds of men and women who craved freedom and liberty. She was not perfect, but the birth of this nation provided a foundation of freedom that was built deep and strong. Throughout the years of our young nation, we formed and molded a people who thrived on self-responsibility, working hard, and helping their neighbors. We grew into a super power and began defending freedom all over the world, much to the dismay of the despots of the world. In the 80's and early 90's we had an economic boom in America unmatched by any point in our history. People worked for the American Dream and found it.

Now we face trouble. Our republic is no longer with the advent of Obamacare. Our federal government is out of control. Corruptions reigns from the White House to the House of Representatives and every administrative department in between. We have another election coming up, and in order for any candidate to win they must win by a margin large enough to overcome the corruption that is a cancer eating away at the bedrock of America, the right to vote freely. America must unite if we are to restore the republic and give the generation following us a brighter future. But most of all, we must strengthen the family unit, for if the family is strong, so too is the nation. Father, mother and children must work to keep their families strong, and we must, as a nation, turn to God for forgiveness and protection.

Remember who you are, both as children of a loving God and as Americans. We are that last bastion of freedom to the world, and it is crumbling under the machinations of evil men and women. Stand strong, America. We shall prevail. We must not fail.

Remember that Harold B. Lee said,

"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.

"I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through. (Ye Are the Light of the World, Harold B. Lee, p350-51)

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