The Palmtree

Hi, my name is Randy and I am living a good life.  I am a husband, father, son, brother and friend.  I was raised with two brothers and four sisters.  Now I have my own family that consists of my wife and I, two sons and three daughters.  Being a husband and father is a great responsibility entrusted to me by Heavenly Father, but one that I enjoy and strive to be better at.

I am a Mormon, a Christian, a disciple of Christ.  Anyone that tells me that I can’t be a Christian and a Mormon at the same time is naïve about what a Christian is, or what a Mormon’s faith is based on, or both.  I will gladly educate anyone that doesn’t understand that I can’t be a Mormon without being a Christian.

I’m not perfect, but I’m not required to be.  That is why I love the Savior.  He will help me along the way (See Matthew 11:28-30).  And with His help, I will someday achieve what the Lord desires of me…I just have to live my life as He directs.

I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is alive and spreading throughout the world.  I believe that anyone who follows His gospel teachings will have a happier life.  Living my life as Jesus directed through his teachings brings me greater happiness.  True happiness comes from family and always doing what it right…no matter how popular or unpopular that point of view may be.

I believe that the Founding Fathers of this country were inspired when they established this great country as a free-standing entity no longer under the rule of England.  I believe that the inspiration they had in establishing this great country came from God.  I believe that they recognized God’s provident hand in the events that led to independence and I believe that they had hopes that as a country we would continue to recognize the part that God has had, and will have, in the prosperity of this country as long as we are willing to seek his direction and follow his standards of living.  If we are willing to allow Him to bless us as a nation, He will.  I don’t think we should wait for devastating events such as the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 to turn our hearts, thoughts, and actions to God.  He wants to be a part of our lives at all times, not just in times of sorrow.

I believe in the Constitution of the United States and do not support those that try to take power away from it to give to themselves.  No politician or judge is above the law, no matter what political party, education, or position they hold.  We have a system of checks and balances that were set up for a reason and any government or legal figure that tries to circumvent that process does not deserve to hold their position.  State governments are established for a reason.  Federal Government has grown too big, and their governing reach has extended farther than the Constitution defines their powers to be.  The Federal Government should allow the states to govern themselves as was originally established.

Politically, I am a conservative republican. This does not mean that I support every politician that is a member of the Republican Party.  Politicians, no matter what their political affiliation, can become corrupt when they allow greed, power, and their own selfish, closed-minded thinking to be their driving force at “public service” rather than seeking out the greater good of their constituents.  For this reason I believe that the Federal Government should establish term limits for all elected positions, not just for the position of the President of the United States.  Career politicians are out of touch with their constituents.

I believe that this country I live in is a great place, but I also believe that society has suffered a moral decline and as a result, this country is not as great of a place as it could be.  I will do my part to make it better.

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3 comments on “The Palmtree

  1. very well put together….i appreciate the poetic passion that you have, randy. i’ve checked the boxes to notify me when more come on the site. thanks for sharing them. ne

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