Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Political Arena

You might have noticed my absence in commentating on "politics". Not because I'm not keeping up, but in light of trying to be focused on positive things. Can I still have opinions without being so pessimistic?? It's been on my mind for a few months now. Hit more close to home today as my father lost his job, did I mention my father-in-law retired from GM? These issues are real. And I sincerely believe we should all be active in trying to learn the knowledge of the world AND of the spirit. Try HERE for example.

Finally this point from President Hinckley answers my question:

The building of public sentiment begins with a few earnest voices. I am not one to advocate shouting defiantly or shaking fists and issuing threats in the faces of legislators. But I am one who believes that we should earnestly and sincerely and positively express our convictions to those given the heavy responsibility of making and enforcing our laws. The sad fact is that the minority who call for greater liberalization, who peddle and devour pornography, who encourage and feed on licentious display make their voices heard until those in our legislatures may come to believe that what they say represents the will of the majority. We are not likely to get that which we do not speak up for.

Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our effort. Remarkable consequences often flow from a well-written letter and a postage stamp. Remarkable results come of quiet conversation with those who carry heavy responsibilities.

More thoughtful posts to come.

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