Romney lauds Bush in NH visit
I concur with Romney, “thank goodness our President knows what’s at stake and is willing to take a stand.”
Likewise, Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the LDS Church, also knows what is at stake and is willing to take a stand. In the April 2003 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Hinckley gave his moral and spiritual stamp of approval for the Iraq war, supporting President Bush’s efforts on the War on Terror, including regime change in Iraq, as indicated below:
In the course of history tyrants have arisen from time to time who have oppressed their own people and threatened the world. Such is adjudged to be the case presently, and consequently great and terrifying forces with sophisticated and fearsome armaments have been engaged in battle. …
… In a democracy we can renounce war and proclaim peace. There is opportunity for dissent. Many have been speaking out and doing so emphatically. That is their privilege. That is their right, so long as they do so legally. However, we all must also be mindful of another overriding responsibility, which I may add, governs my personal feelings and dictates my personal loyalties in the present situation.
When war raged between the Nephites and the Lamanites, the record states that “the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for . . . power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church.
“And they were doing that which they felt was the duty which they owed to their God” (Alma 43:45-46).
The Lord counseled them, “Defend your families even unto bloodshed” (Alma 43:47).
And Moroni “rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it-In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children-and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
“And he fastened on his headplate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren” (Alma 46:12-13).
It is clear from these and other writings that there are times and circumstances when nations are justified, in fact have an obligation, to fight for family, for liberty, and against tyranny, threat, and oppression. …[Read more]
Related talk by President Hinckley: The Times in Which We Live
“This is the most critical point in the history of America,” Romney said, citing the terrorist threat, immigration issues and increasing competition from emerging countries. He emphasized a need to improve education, invest in technology and “fix the immigration laws.”
Cheers erupted when Romney said, in reference to the war on terrorism, “Thank goodness we have a President that knows what’s at stake and is willing to take a stand.” …[Read more]