Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

What is it About Illegal . . .

If I lived in Arizona, I would be wearing a t-shirt that says, “Judge Brewer, what is about illegal that you do not understand?”

Now, before I go on, remember, Judge Brewer is part of the 9th District Court of Appeals which is the most overturned district court in the country.  They are the ones who ruled, without foundation, that ‘gay marriage’ was okay, as well as many other activist decisions.

That said, portions of the law are going into effect, and the news reports many illegals are fleeing the state.

Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

I applaud Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  This man has guts and integrity.  He understands a state’s sovereign rights and is standing up to the judge telling the judge she does not have jurisdiction over this law.  (It does amaze me that it went straight to the 9th District Court of Appeals without going through the proper channels.  But since November, 2008, nothing surprises me any more.)

The country is really in a bad state, and I don’t just blame politicians.

Mark Twain commented that if you removed all the “And it came to pass” phrases from the Book of Mormon you would only be left with a tract.  He missed a major recurring phrase:  If ye keep the commandments ye shall prosper in the land.  The converse warning is issued:  If ye do not keep the commandments, ye shall not prosper.

It doesn’t get much clearer than that.  Look at the prosperity we enjoyed shortly after 9/11/2001.  Unfortunately, it didn’t last long before people stopped calling upon God and returned to evil ways.

I really think, in spite of all our best efforts to improve the economy, the only real way for it to improve is for people to start keeping the commandments.   It IS the Book of Mormon promise to our nation – Keep the commandments and prosper.

It doesn’t get any simpler than that.