Man, Freedom, & Government

Ezra Taft Benson, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and President of the LDS Church, wrote and narrated this presentation originally in 1968. This is the 2005 updated version by the John Birch Society. This should be shown in all schools and there should be a basic understanding throughout society of its contents, but sadly, all the knowledge and principles of what this country was founded upon have largely been lost.

This video teaches us of the origins of man’s rights and how understanding those ideas help us to understand the proper role of government. It also teaches us of the dangers and consequences of violating these principles and how doing so leads to the loss of freedom. It may take watching this 23 minute video many times to fully understand its vital message.

3 Responses to “Man, Freedom, & Government”

  1. Nathan Stigers Says:

    Thanks jer. You are right about that should be shown in schools. We all can take a lesson from this and better are understanding on the role of government and educate are selfs so we can go to the ballet box and vote. The worst thing we can do as a citizens is to sit and do nothing and hope that someone else is going to take care of us. we need to take care of are self.

  2. Jeremy Says:

    You’re right on about the worst thing we can do is sit and do nothing. I often hear good people say they feel hopeless and that it’s useless to try and get involved in political matters. But I think it’s important to remember this quote by Edward Everett Hale:

    I am only one, but I am one.
    I can’t do everything, but I can do something.
    What I can do, that I ought to do,
    And what I ought to do,
    By the grace of God, I shall do!

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