If you talked to my mother, she'd tell you that my initials are B.S. That's
because I went by my middle name through grade school. As for your
non-response...well, what more can I say <grin>.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Montgomery [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 2:57 PM
> Subject: RE: [ZION] President Benson As Icon of The Right (Was: Punch
> their...)
> At 09:56 AM 11/13/2003, RBS (Or is that just plain BS <grin>) wrote:
> >Because you write well, Steven, I assume you're a reasonably bright guy.
> >But, when I read you web site practically the only prophet you
> cite is Ezra
> >Taft Benson. I don't agree with President Benson's politics, but I do
> >believe he was a good man and was entitled to to make his own political
> >choices, as we all are. But, Steven, when you were building the site, did
> >you not wonder why virtually no other apostle or prophet (of his
> era) sang
> >the "Communist Threat" to Momronism song as often and as stridently as
> >President Benson did (sure, President McKay added a few odd
> things, but not
> >much). And, further that no current prophet or apostle has picked-up the
> >President Benson's "there's a commie on every streetcorner" rag?
> No other Apostle or Prophet needs to. President Benson did such a
> great job
> laying that foundation <grin>. Besides, imo, the Book of Mormon
> does a lot
> better job of warning us about the perils of secret combinations and
> conspiracies designed to overthrow governments than even President Benson
> did <grin>.
> >So why is that bright guy like you doesn't see the need to flesh-out his
> >political/religious views using comments, observations and
> instructions from
> >the other prophets of the Church?  Should I worry that you and
> people like
> >you are hiding out in the weeds, ready at a moment's notice to divide the
> >church along political lines, or establish The Church of Ezra Taft Benson
> >and tell the rest of us to go straight to hell?  Just curious.
> Mostly I use the scriptures and the Founding Fathers to "flesh out" my
> political views.
> --
> Steven Montgomery
> "But where some say is the king of America? IŽll tell you Friend,
> he reigns
> above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the royal brute of Great
> Britain. Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in
> earthly honors,
> let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be
> brought forth placed on the divine law, the Word of God; let a crown be
> placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of
> monarchy, that in America the law is king. For as in absolute governments
> the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there
> ought to be no other." (Thomas Paine, _Common Sense_)
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