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The Drug Problem in America...
The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, ''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''
I replied: "I had a drug problem when I was young":
I was drug to church on Sunday morning.
I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.
I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profane four-letter word.
I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad's fields.
I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood;
and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.
Those drugs are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place. ~author unknown~
Through random events in life, I’ve become very familiar with government at all levels. I’ve taken many issues to it's doorstep both proactively and out of frustration. I’ve gained experience with our elected officials, though I’m not a politician. I’m against progressive government at any level Federal, State, or local. I’ve the courage, moral fiber & back bone to stand & fight for LESS Government intervention into our daily lives, including Taxes or Fees of any kind, and Bonding new debt.
There are powerful elements within our government at all levels that are becoming increasingly stronger... if we open our eyes we can see what they are doing... it's what we do next that matters.
“Our stand for freedom is a most basic part of our religion; this stand helped get us to this earth, and our reaction to freedom
in this life will have eternal consequences. Man has many
duties, but he has no excuse that can compensate for his
loss of liberty.” President Ezra Taft Benson General Conference—October 1979
“In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.” Captain Moroni - Alma 46:12
“A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control overAmerica and the entire world.” President Ezra Taft Benson General Conference—October 2, 1988
“Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation,because of this secret combination which shall be among you.” The Prophet Moroni Ether 8:23-24
The free agency of Americans has been greatly abridged. Some argue that we have voluntarily surrendered this power to government. Be this as it may, the fact remains that the loss of freedom with the consent of the enslaved, or even at their request, is nonetheless slavery.” March 1, 1966 Marion G. Romney
“The only way to keep our freedom is to work at it. Not some of us. All of us. Not some of the time, but all of the time.” Speech at Salt Lake Rotary Club—June 8, 1976 (Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 405)
“If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades... but Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our
country strong and free— Americans who have been lulled away into a false security.” President Ezra Taft Benson General Conference—April 1968
"May God give us courage to choose the right, ability to appreciate the good things of life, and power faithfully to serve Him and our fellow men" “Therefore, as against the tyranny and despotism
of Totalitarianism and Dictatorships, let us willingly and heroically defend the Constitution of this land.” Church News, p. 4—July 18, 1942 David O. McKay
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in
peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”
Speech, State House of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia—August 1, 1776
“The people are the rightful masters of both congresses,
and courts—not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.” “If destruction be our lot,we must ourselves be its author and finisher; as a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.” Speech at Cincinnati, Ohio—September 17, 1859 (Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3, p. 435)
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be Freemen, or Slaves.” General orders—July 2, 1776 (The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, volume 5, p. 211; 1932)
“May [God] deliver us from secret combinations, and from the snares that are set to entrap our feet.” General Conference—April 1901 Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918)
“It is high time to awake out of sleep...” The Apostle Paul
• The Declaration of the United States, 1776
• The Constitution of the United States, 1787
• The Bill of Rights, First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 179 1
• The Making of America, by W. Cleon Skousen, The National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1985
• The Elders of Israel and the Constitution, by Jerome Horowitz, Parliament Publishers, Salt Lake City, 197 0
Communism (a.k.a. Social Democracy) and Marxism
• The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen: The Reviewer, Salt Lake City, 1958, 11th ed. 1962
(recommended by President David O. McKay in General Conference October 1959 )
• Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, 1848, updated English edition, 1888
• New Lies for Old: The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation, by Anatoliy Golitsyn, 1984
• The Perestroika Deception: Memoranda to the Central Intelligence Agency, by Anatoliy Golitsyn, 199 8
Globalistic Capitalism and New World Order
• Non e Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen, Concord Press, Seal Beach, California, 197 1 (recommended by Elder
Ezra Taft Benson in General Conference April 1972 )
• The Naked Capitalist, by W. Cleon Skousen, The Reviewer, Salt Lake City, 197 0
• The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline, by James Perloff, Western Islands
Publishers, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1988
I’m a self made man… I served an LDS mission, I served in the US Air Force, I graduated from BYU with a Master's of Public Administration.
I’ve been entrusted with the lives of men in Military.
I’ve been entrusted with missionaries serving our God.
I’ve been entrusted with the safety of lives in the community.
I’ve been entrusted with Multi-million budgets in Corporate America.
I’m available to serve as your Representative. I pledge you my sacred honor in this stewardship. I do not know everything, but I will never mislead you. My life experience qualifies me for this work! No one stands behind me except all of you!
I believe service should not be undertaken for notoriety or fame, but as a “stewardship” not to be taken lightly or trifled with. The monikers I champion are “love your neighbor as yourself”, and “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. I have a pleasant disposition. I’m approachable, I’m a listener, and I follow-through. Among my hallmark qualities is that I’m not a “quitter”.
I’m self funded and beholden to no one except "YOU" the people.
I’m taking No CONTRIBUTIONS In Kind or MONEY for this campaign effort. .
I’m Howard Stone.
The goodness of UTAH is reflected here in Our City. Who are we? We cherish our faith in God, families, & liberty. The World and Businesses communities are moving here, not because of any elected officials, not because this is Rome, but due to a more natural phenomenon attributed to our moral values, education, and work ethic. Our City is a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family!
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