long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Independence Day 2024

 From a WSJ editorial by Karl Rove:

Some people today describe America as a third-world dystopian hellhole. That’s a slur. Though a flawed people, we’re also deeply compassionate and generous. We’ve built the world’s most innovative, prosperous economy. We cherish liberty and the rule of law. In this century, we’re the bulwark against tyranny in the world; in the last one, we rescued civilization at enormous cost. In return, we didn’t seek reparations, only enough land to bury our dead.

The world knows it. Go anywhere and people understand the American dream. It means the opportunity to work hard, think big, live in liberty, and be part of a great and grand story. Sure, we have challenges, but still people around the globe want to invest, study and live here more than any other place on the planet. We’re a light of freedom and hope. If we forget that, we surrender an important part of what it means to be an American.

So Happy Independence Day. Be sure to read the Declaration.


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