Ezra Benson . In general terms, therefore, the proper role of government includes such defensive activities You say, “It can’t happen here. Government is a creation of the people and ought to be subservient to them. We need to be wary of giving centralized government too much power. The proper role of government [Ezra Taft Benson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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I read this book tafy Saturday at our cousin’s house and we proceeded to talk about the constitution and our government the whole rest of the day! There must be numerous versions of this out there. As Americans — citizens of the greatest nation under Heaven — we face difficult days.

The Proper Role of Government – Ezra Taft Benson – BYU Speeches

Never since the days of the Civil War — years ago — has this choice nation faced such a crisis. Only when the answer is yes can you delegate such power to your agent, the government, to do so on your behalf. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Constitutions can be written, laws can be passed and imperial decrees can be issued, but unless the bread is produced, it can never be distributed. Starting at the foundation of the pyramid, let us first consider the origin of those freedoms we have come to know as human rights. The Law by Frederic Bastiat. Mar 18, Patrick rated it it was ok Shelves: One of my very favorites!


Find the speech here: And thus, a bad Mormon. They are clear and ominous. Secondly, there are modern means of rapid communications to transmit these lessons of history to a large literate population.

I have faith in the American people.

The important thing to keep in mind is governmsnt the people who have created their government can give to that government only such powers as they, themselves, have in the propeer place. This relies on the premise that individuals rights are god-given and the government is created by men. Books by Ezra Taft Benson.

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

He’s drawing on and quotes the works of French economist and philosopher Frederic Bastiat. This short treatise gives you the tools to understand whether or not anything should be a function of the government.

These are the principles which, in my opinion, proclaim the proper role of government in the domestic affairs of the nation. A most excellent paper! The third step would involve the gradual phasing-out of those programs which are indefinite in their term. Its only source of authority and power is from the people who have created it.


This is the corrupted proof he uses to claim we should not have welfare programs.

The Proper Role of Government

I especially love the examples about how taking from one group and giving to another is really legalized plunder. I gifted it to several of my neighbors after attending the last Republican caucus I am not a Republicanand will continue ezrra that.

It’s really a shame that Benson’s message is so muddled by typographical errors because it is a message that needs to be understood.

Jul 21, Leopold Benedict rated it did not like it Shelves: But, it is a question which is vital to an understanding of the principles which underlie the proper function of government. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They are applicable and reliable determinants whether the situations with which we deal are simple or complicated.

For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom.