Shelves: politics , own Benson does not mince words. This is a great collection of speeches and conference addresses and supplemental information of the plague of communism and anything like unto it. While several themes are repeated, the foreword does point out that this is a collection of writings; thus that is to be expected. How Benson does not mince words. Benson reminds us that we are to continue to fight for our freedom, as that is part of living the gospel. We have let so many of our liberties slip through our fingers; most are too asleep to notice or are in complete denial.
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Shelves: politics , own Benson does not mince words. This is a great collection of speeches and conference addresses and supplemental information of the plague of communism and anything like unto it.
While several themes are repeated, the foreword does point out that this is a collection of writings; thus that is to be expected. How Benson does not mince words. Benson reminds us that we are to continue to fight for our freedom, as that is part of living the gospel.
We have let so many of our liberties slip through our fingers; most are too asleep to notice or are in complete denial. Benson points out our responsibilities not only as citizens of the United States but as members of the LDS Church to shun overreaching government. He speaks of the infiltration of communism in our nation, schools, communities, etc, and how it is and will destroy the very fabric of our country. Whether we want to recognize it as communism today, call it what you will; but there are organizations inside and out working to transform this nation into something it did not set out to be.
Ezra Taft Benson quotes Daniel Webster in the opening statements of the book, who said, "I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the This book is a powerful treaty to the saying "We have seen the enemy, and the enemy is us. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehed some danger.
I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be madet he dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting wrong, and they will apply the remedy. It is a training in the duties of a citizen. Everything from the necessity of virtue and morals, to the understanding of the proper role of government is covered.
This book gave me hope, and a vision, and a plan for changing the tide of apathy, immorality and the daily loss of freedoms. Ghandi taught that to make a change, you must be the change you wish to see. My son-in-law a Mormon gave this book to me a non-Mormon several years ago. I read bits and pieces of it over those years, but only now did I finally read it in its entirety from beginning to end.
There are real gems in the quotes sprinkled throughout the book. Herlong, Jr. Yes, I said , not ! Oh, maybe the ones implementing them own the media and hold offices within our government at all levels? How about the ability of our citizens to productively support themselves and their families?
The author describes the collapse of the Roman Empire on page thusly: "But Rome, falling into the throes of cheap politics, began to tax everything that could be taxed, and to regulate everything that could be regulated And what was the result? Yes, they began to put names on the public payroll until a third of the citizens of Rome were on the national payroll, and the republic collapsed. Our biggest industrial output now comes from the military industrial complex producing weapons to be sold or given to countries around the world to kill people with!
The rest of the people are working in service industries restaurants, retail sales, etc , government, and the military! How do we stop them and take this country back and restore its founding principles? The author offers some suggestions and hopes to inspire the reader to stand up and be counted as a part of the foundation to uphold our Constitutional Republican Principles bequeathed us by the Founders!
The morals of our people must be restored before we can even begin to take it back! The book is comprised as a series of speeches made by Mr. Benson to local communities, churches, and universities exposing the Communist Conspiracy. Although the book was published in , this conspiracy is just as powerful then as it is now. Today this conspiracy is known as the New World Order.
Topics that Mr. Benson discusses The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson, former Secretary of Agriculture, strenuously and vividly examines somber hazards which are threatening America, especially from within. Benson discusses include: the communist conspiracy, treason within the government, foreign policy, constitutional principles, and the proper role of government to name a few.
Although the book was written in , its relevancy is just as dire today as it was then. This book should be read by every man, woman, and child in America. We have mentioned briefly the help which the communists have received from our Supreme Court.
Suffice it to say that they have penetrated every major segment of our society, as J. Edgar Hoover has testified — the news media, the schools, the churches, the unions, etc.
But their greatest desire and most successful drive has come from their effective penetration of government.
An Enemy Hath Done This (Ezra Taft Benson)
Biography[ edit ] Born on a farm in Whitney , Idaho , Benson was the oldest of eleven children. He was the great-grandson of Ezra T. When he was 12 years old, his father was called as a missionary to the midwestern United States, leaving his expectant mother alone with seven children. Benson took much of the responsibility for running the family farm and in the words of his sister, "He took the place of father for nearly two years.
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