Sunday, February 22, 2009

President David O McKay on Socialism

"......We have traveled far into the soul-destroying land of socialism and made strange alliances through which we have become involved in almost continuous hot and cold wars over the whole of the earth. In this retreat from freedom the voices of protesting citizens have been drowned by raucous shouts of intolerance and abuse from those who led the retreat and their millions of gullible youth, who are marching merrily to their doom, carrying banners on which are emblazoned such intriguing and misapplied labels as social justice, equality, reform, patriotism, social welfare...." (Gospel Ideals, pl 273)

When thinking about the bailouts and the current trend toward socialism, consider President McKay's comments: "The fostering of full economic freedom lies at the base of our liberties. Only in perpetuating economic freedom can our social, political, and religious liberties be preserved." (Treasures of Life, pp. 501-502)


  1. This is a fabulous website. I'm so glad Jen refered me to this. Last week, two boys in our ward got their Arrow of Light. The presenter was dressed as a Nephite and held up the "Title of Liberty" and talked about what it represented. Then he said our country has a title of liberty and pulled the Nephite version off the pole to reveal the American flag beneath it. It was a powerful moment. Needless to say, I love the title of your blog!

  2. Could you give the reference of the Joseph Smith quote "Even this nation will be on the verge....and they bear Constitution away from the very verge of destruction."

  3. Thank you for providing these quotes. I have been looking for them this morning and found them just in time.

    Great site.