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What the LDS know about Welfare Systems (and how it could benefit America)
San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 2012 | Naomi Schaffer Riley

Posted on 05/07/2012 7:57:49 AM PDT by Jeff Head

SALT LAKE CITY — Ever since Mitt Romney said he was “not concerned about the very poor” but would fix the safety net “if it needs,” conservatives and liberals have been frantically making suggestions. Gov. Romney says he would consider options. But if he wants to see a welfare system that lets almost no one fall through the cracks while ensuring that its beneficiaries don’t become lifelong dependents, he could look to his own church.

As I ride in a golf cart through a new 15-acre warehouse on the outskirts of Utah’s capital, I can’t help but wonder: How many Walmarts would fit in here? How many burgers can you make from 4,400 pallets of frozen meat? And how do they keep this place cleaner than my kitchen floor?

In addition to goods from canned peaches to emergency generators, the facility houses the church’s own trucking company, with 43 tractors and 98 trailers, as well as a year supply of fuel, parts and tires.

The storehouse is not only a physical marvel, it's been built to withstand an 7.5 magnitude earthquake with – but also a symbol of strength and self-sufficiency.

Launched during the Great Depression, the Mormon welfare system was designed as a way to match the armies of the unemployed faithful with some of the nearby farms that needed temporary labor.

In 1936, Heber Grant, stated: “Our primary purpose was to set up a system under which the curse of idleness would be done away with, the evils of a dole abolished and independence, thrift and self respect be established among our people. The aim is to help people help themselves.”

(Excerpt) Read more at utsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charity; ldswelfare; socialwelfare; welfare
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To: Vigilanteman

>>The non-stop hatred spewed by these ignoramuses actually does a service of pointing out which sects are closest to the truth because low-lifes aren’t going to waste time and effort ridiculing a sect like Rev. Wright’s “hate whitey” church. <<

Amen!
I look at the good that people do. Not the social justice crap (which even soaks into my church) but the real “walk the walk” stuff.

I let God sort out the rest.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 10:11:47 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: William Tell

How does that work?
That YouTuber that I mentioned got reservations at a cannery near his home. A whole bunch of them went and canned food.

Can I do this? Not a group but just me and my kids? Is there a Mormon ping list someplace?


42 posted on 05/07/2012 10:15:29 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

And I’m grateful to have access to a Bible, church services in a language I understand, and the liberty to teach my children Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer without fear of being burned at the stake or beheaded... as a family.


43 posted on 05/07/2012 10:23:11 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: exhaustedmomma

>>And I’m grateful to have access to a Bible, church services in a language I understand, and the liberty to teach my children Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer without fear of being burned at the stake or beheaded... as a family.<<

Me too!
I’m sad that they don’t still teach Latin, as this is the language of Medicine and Science but hey, that’s non-Catholic’s loss.


44 posted on 05/07/2012 10:27:44 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: exhaustedmomma

So am I, but the last person in my family beheaded was under Oliver Cromwell. There is enough blood in history to cover many hands on all the sides.


45 posted on 05/07/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: exhaustedmomma
Amen! And I am grateful for each and everyone of those exact same blessings.

It is precisely because this nation was founded upon Christian precepts and moral underpinnings that we have the freedom and tolerance we enjoy in this country.

Despite what Obama says about it.

Others, who come here hoping to use that tolerance and freedom against us as they utilize their tyranical ideology hiding behind a store front of religion (ie. radical Islam) will find that our tolerance only extends so far.

If they keep trying to use freedom to institue Shaira Law, for example, which is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the underpinnings I spoke of, they will find that sooner or later their attempts will be exposed for what they are and resisted and put down acccordingly.

America at the Crossroads of History

46 posted on 05/07/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I always ask people on the Left, “Where are the Sierra Club hospitals or the NOW food warehouses?”. Crickets. The church always shows the love of God thru their selfless giving.


47 posted on 05/07/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: netmilsmom
netmilsmom said: "Not a group but just me and my kids? "

Probably. My wife and I called them and they arranged a date when we could come in. There was another group of about five people and we joined them. We canned some items for them and some for us.

We even canned some extra that went on a shelf. The people running the place have an idea of what the demand is. Some items come in bulk packages and the entire package must be canned at once. Any cans not wanted by the canners are shelved for future use.

They also have some cases of pinto beans or rice already made up. Picking them up at the cannery saves significant shipping costs.

48 posted on 05/07/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Thanks!!!

Now to find one near me...


49 posted on 05/07/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Vigilanteman
Read "The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky. Before the socialist "progressives" of the early 20th century destroyed private charity, all kinds of churches and private aid societies operated this way. Most of them were killed off by collectivist shitheads like Theodore Roosevelt.
50 posted on 05/07/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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