Ezra Taft Benson was a watchman on the tower proclaiming the virtues of liberty, and many people mocked him for it. In 1952, in a talk given at BYU called “The LDS Church and Politics,” Elder Benson said:
“I don’t know how you feel, my brethren and sisters, but I’d rather be dead than to lose my liberty. I have no fear we’ll ever lose it because of invasion from the outside. But I do have fear that it may slip away from us because of our own indifference, our own negligence, as citizens of this land. And so I plead with you this morning that you take an active interest in matters pertaining to the future of this country.”
Turning Point USA shared the following YouTube video and thumbnail. I did not create the title or thumbnail below and if this is offensive to you, I apologize. I felt the content of the video is well worth sharing and wanted to link to it because it shows the living conditions of our brothers and sisters in a different part of the world.