GOP gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell has issued a press release entitled "The Constitution will hang by a thread," explaining his latest campaign tactic, in which he's inviting men who are elders in the LDS church to meet with him to discuss prophecy in regard to his run for governor. "Some people, LDS and non-LDS, think it is inappropriate for me to hold such meetings," Rammell wrote in the release. "I think that is ridiculous. ... It would only be appropriate for me to address Joseph Smith's prophecy with people who believe he was a prophet."
Rammell is among several announced candidates for governor of Idaho; incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter, though he's not yet formally announced his candidacy, has a re-election campaign up and running, and last week, former nonpartisan citizen activist Keith Allred entered the race as a Democrat. Also running are Republicans Sharon Ullman and Ron “Pete” Peterson; independents Jana Kemp and “Pro-Life;” and Democrat Lee
R. Chaney Sr. Click below to read Rammell's press release, which concludes, "We need God's help and I am not ashamed to ask for it!"
“The Constitution will hang by a thread”
Whether you believe the former LDS prophet, Joseph Smith, was a prophet or not, it is hard to deny the fulfillment of his prophetic words that the government of the United States would become corrupt and the Constitution will hang by a thread. He also stated that “the Latter Day Saint Elders” would “step forward and save it.” Ezra Taft Benson, also a former prophet of the LDS church said, "I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. But it will not be saved in Washington. It will be saved by the citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church—men and women who will subscribe to and abide by the principles of the Constitution."
These words and others, from men I admire and believe, have led me to try to motivate the LDS elders and the other citizens of Idaho “who love and cherish freedom.” I have been speaking all over Idaho to LDS and non-LDS people for two and half years, that it is time we rise up and defend the Constitution, which I believe was given to us by men who were inspired of God. Consistent with Ezra Taft Benson’s thoughts, that the Constitution would not be saved in Washington, I have been proclaiming the way to save the Constitution is by using the power of our 10th Amendment states’ rights. However, until we have leadership in Idaho that is willing to make a 10th Amendment stand, the words are no more than hollow rhetoric.
In order to motivate my fellow elders in the LDS church, I have invited many to attend meetings to discuss Joseph’s prophecy and how we can help save the Constitution. Some people, LDS and non-LDS, think it is inappropriate for me to hold such meetings. I think that is ridiculous. I have and will hold meetings with all kinds of groups in Idaho. I will speak to each group on matters that are of interest to, and directly affect them individually. As such, it would only be appropriate for me to address Joseph Smith’s prophecy with people who believe he was a prophet.
Lastly, for those who think mixing religion and government is inappropriate, I would like to say, “America would not exist if it wasn’t for the divine hand of Providence in not only intervening to win the Revolutionary War, but in writing the inspired words of the Constitution. To think that we can save the Constitution without God’s help, when the government of the United States has become corrupt, is absurdity. We are in America’s 2nd Revolutionary War to save our freedom, which we paid for with blood. We need God’s help and I am not ashamed to ask for it!”
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