Have the Liberals created an established church?

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This article is an opinion piece by Bill Lockwood. Watch American Liberty with Bill Lockwood weekly on NewsTalk 1290 at 11 a.m.

John Hanson Beadle was a prolific 19th-century authorth Century and editor of the Salt Lake Reporter. Beadle was known to be “unkind to the Mormon Church” and wrote many volumes of exposés about Latter-day Saints.

One need not agree with his attitude toward Mormonism to understand what he writes on the cover of his 1870 volume: “Life in Utah: Or, the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism.“It includes the “individual freedom to choose what we want to believe”.

Beadle speaks of the free flow of information in the 19th centuryth Century America. This is exactly the opposite of what is happening in the United States today, as the government itself is trying to define for us what “misinformation” is and is actively working to curb it – a hallmark of all totalitarian governments. This is absolutely no different from the English government’s decision as to what religious doctrines the English should believe.

However, consider the “principle behind information suppression” as explained by Beadle, yesterday’s editor.

America has a multitude of beliefs

America has produced a variety of belief systems, “thus we see that to every new or purely American phase of religious error there is always attached a trait of political power, property communism, social liberty, and moral perversion, a general revolt against accepted theories in law, medicine , marriage, government, or social relationships.”

This diversity of beliefs, whether religious or political, is the corollary of freedom. Beadle writes: “In the guaranteed perfect freedom of conscience the perverted or sick conscience is as free to choose as he will, it is reasonable to assume that many will make poor choices.”

But government leaders don’t want us to “vote badly,” they want us to “vote wisely.” So in the seats of power there is always a temptation to suppress “unwise” or “bad” views. But when a government agency decides what is smart and what is bad on the information scale, totalitarianism is the result. The Democrats, therefore, want to label “misinformation” so that America stands united behind a totalitarian state. What to believe – an established church.

But oppression is not unity. Beadle asks, “Suppose one of the prominent sects is to be made mainstream — if the mind can actually envision a mainstream church in America — the Methodists, for example.”

What would happen? This church would “instantly lose many of its communicants; Most people would avoid it to the extent permitted by law, not out of any particular animosity toward this one church, but simply because it is so was established.”

But that is exactly what is happening today in relation to political doctrine. As Alex Newman writes“From manipulating Google’s algorithm to promote UN propaganda and deploying over 100,000 propagandists to actually eliminating criticism of the [global warming] Agenda off the internet and social media, top Deep State globalists are now open with the agenda to silence anyone who questions this and disingenuously promotes their narrative. Fake fact-checkers spreading lies and suppressing the truth are on the rise. This is illegal and extremely dangerous.”

This is indeed an “established church” in which only a particular group of beliefs hold the imprimatur of government.

Where does the government legitimately enter the picture?

But one may ask, where does governance come into play? Beadle replies, “When belief is fully established, it can only be manifested in deeds, and the state has the right to deal with it.” That is, “only when a particular belief is manifested in an unlawful act can the enter the state duly.” As long as you hold a certain belief, the government has no right of entry.

Beadle writes again: “Tolerance belongs to all beliefs, and these gross forms of error require attention only when they endeavor to establish, against the good of the state, a special moral condition and a general law for an entire people…”

Tolerance for a variety of beliefs – conservative or liberal – is what we lack today. Only when “gross forms of error” have been committed “against the welfare of the state” should the state act.

An example of this, he continues, is when fanatics try to overthrow the institution of marriage – as is already happening in America. Beadle had in mind “plural marriage” as practiced by JosephSmith. But the same degradation of this sacred institution came in the wake of the Obama revolution. Obama protected the legalization of “gay marriage” in the state, effectively throwing marriage into the dustbin of history.

Information suppression is not the government’s job. The only reason globalists try to control “misinformation” is because they know their programs cannot survive the free marketplace of ideas.

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