But sometimes one must stand up for what is right. Capt Moroni didn't back down from the threat of the kingmen. He could have rolled over, fearing war, and allowed the free republic they had become a kingdom. But he realized that freedom, religion, and their families were more important than keeping the peace. We tried staying out of WWI and WWII. Instead, we found that the longer we stayed out, the more entrenched the enemy became. It would have been much easier to defeat Japan and Germany while they were still within their own national boundaries. Maintaining the Phillipine Islands would have been easier than retaking it. And so it was with all those other islands we recovered. Do we wait until Islam engulfs the nations and becomes a giant threat, before we "encourage" it to stand down and live peacefully among the nations of the world? Or do we step in early, while it is easier? Pres Hinckley, speaking about children, told a story of a tree he planted. Years later it was growing crooked, and he couldn't work it, even with a wench. So he had to cut a major branch off. Had he watched it when it was young, a little string would have corrected it. I'm not saying we need to be Mom and Pop to all the world, but we need to watch for global threats and be ready to nip them in the bud, or else have even more dangerous conflicts later on.
K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I basically believe we will attack and they in turn attack us. We will then incite the entire Islamic world and all will turn against us. Stacy. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================