There is what I generally call the Covenant of Ether, that I think John's talking
about here. It doesn't just apply to the U.S., imo, but to all countries of the
new world (in fact, Pres. Kimball likened Zion to an eagle, with two wings, one
south and one north).  Look at all the countries of this "Zion" -- have we made
righteous choices? I don't think so. So while the US's choices have the biggest
effect purely because of your power, the moral responsibility is not solely
your's.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> After much pondering, Stacy Smith favored us with:
> >I agree, but no matter what we do we will be overrun.  I don't know if I
> >agree with the prevailing LDS sentiment that we will prevail, either.  I
> >suppose one has to ask what is meant by "prevail."  If you mean win but
> >only with a tiny fraction of people left, I don't really call that winning.
>
> The Book of Mormon clearly teaches--citations available on demand--that if
> the voice of the people should ever choose wickedness, their destruction is
> imminent.  It also teaches that our nation will serve the God of this land
> or it will be "swept off."
>
> Judging from how close the last election was, the voice of the people is on
> the verge of choosing wickedness.  I think they did it when they elected
> Clinton to his second term.  I think they did it when they upheld that
> notorious Supreme Court decision in 1973.
>
> What this nations needs most in its War on Terrorism is widespread,
> national repentance.  Have any of you seen signs of this
> happening?  Statistically has sexual immorality gone down?  Is church
> attendance way up?  Has there been any rush to marry live in partners.  Is
> there a growing clamor for repealing those laws that allow state sponsored
> gambling?  Is the liquor in a deep slump from falling sales?
>
> If there is not widespread national repentance, the USA will be
> destroyed.  Further, it will deserve it.
>
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> Laurie got offended that I used the word "puke." But to
> me, that's what her dinner tasted like. --Jack Handy
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> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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