The duty of good people confronted by evil

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Attributed to Edmund Burke     [Read more…]

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“Dear Trump Fan: So You Want Someone to ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go”

    Thanks to Renee Contreras De Loach for alerting me to this . . . umm, spirited piece:   http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/dear-trump-fan-so-you-want-someone-to-tell-it-like-it-is-ok-here-you-go/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons     [Read more…]

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Donald Trump on Mormonism and on his own suffering as a Christian martyr

    The Donald on Mormonism   “Does Anyone Actually Believe Trump is Being Audited Because He’s a ‘Strong Christian’?”     [Read more…]

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“The Die-Hard Republicans Who Say #Never-Trump”

    If Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, I predict that the party will experience an electoral disaster on a grander scale, possibly, than Senator Barry Goldwater’s 1964 defeat.  The Supreme Court — to which Mrs. Clinton, the overwhelmingly likely Democratic nominee, will appoint at least three justices — will go further to [Read More…]

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The future isn’t yet written in stone, but we’re coming perilously close.

    I’m not in a panic regarding Donald Trump.  “Horrified despair” would be a more accurate description.   Barring a miracle tomorrow, Mr. Trump is very likely to be in a commanding position to become the Republican nominee for the presidency by tomorrow night.   A more horrifying nominee I have never seen in [Read More…]

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“Praising and Complaining about an Apostle”

    Gregory Smith makes some very important comments here:   Praising and Complaining About an Apostle   Thanks to Ann Palmieri for calling this to my attention.     [Read more…]

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“Trump vs. the First Amendment”

    One of the cardinal principles enshrined in the very first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the very first element of the Bill of Rights, is that of freedom of speech.   Mr. Donald Trump, however, is less than fully on board with such restrictive nonsense:   “First Amendment Attorney: Trump [Read More…]

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Donaldo Trumpolini

    I can understand why people who like Nancy Pelosi but who regard Hillary Clinton as too bland and too committed to the Constitution, might support Donald Trump.   Here he is, approvingly tweeting a quotation from the late Benito Mussolini (d. 1945), a statesman who, during the 1930s and 1940s, made Italy great again: [Read More…]

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BOM Jacob 6

    Just a couple of quick notes about today’s reading, Jacob 6:   First of all, it seems at the end of this chapter that Jacob may have assumed that he was done.  He offers a solemn farewell in verse 13 that is reminiscent of Nephi’s leave-taking in 2 Nephi 33:13-15 and of Moroni’s final goodbye in Moroni 10: [Read More…]

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A medieval Muslim take on the problem of motes, beams, and casting the first stone

    To share His hidden glory you must learn That others’ errors are not your concern – When someone else’s failings are defined What hairs you split – but to your own you’re blind! Grace comes to those, no matter how they’ve strayed, Who know their own sin’s strength, and are afraid. . . [Read More…]

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