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What does the Book of Mormon Say?
What does the Book of Mormon say about politics (and specifically in the U.S.A.)?
- Dangers of letting a minority rule – Mosiah 29:26
Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people.
- Dangers of evil in politics – Helaman 5:2
For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, and they who chose evil were more numerous than they who chose good, therefore they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted.
- No kings to rule in America – 2 Nephi 10:11
And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.
- Why there should be no kings – Mosiah 29:17
For behold, how much iniquity doth one wicked king cause to be committed, yea, and what great destruction!
- Welfare – Mosiah 27:4
That they should let no pride nor haughtiness disturb their peace; that every man should esteem his neighbor as himself, laboring with their own hands for their support.
- Unpaid politicians – Alma 30:32
Now Alma said unto him: Thou knowest that we do not glut ourselves upon the labors of this people; for behold I have labored even from the commencement of the reign of the judges until now, with mine own hands.
Behold, I say unto you that because I said unto you that I had spent my days in your service, I do not desire to boast, for I have only been in the service of God.
And behold also, if I, whom ye call your king, who has spent his days in your service, and yet has been in the service of God, do merit any thanks from you, O how you ought to thank your heavenly King!
I say unto you that as I have been suffered to spend my days in your service, even up to this time, and have not sought gold nor silver nor any manner of riches of you;
- The dangers of secret combinations in politics – Helaman 6:24
And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen.
- What happens to a society when freedom of religion and speech is suppressed – Alma 10
(I won’t repost the entire chapter, but you can read it here.)
- The formula for economic growth – 2 Nephi 4:4
For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.
And I did cause that the women should spin, and toil, and work, and work all manner of fine linen, yea, and cloth of every kind, that we might clothe our nakedness; and thus we did prosper in the land—thus we did have continual peace in the land for the space of twenty and two years.
…and dozens of other places.
That’s just the start. Read the Book of Mormon and it gives you a clear picture of what history teaches us. WDTBOMS?