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I had not heard this phrase, as far as I can remember, during my LDS time.  It was said to me by an ultra-conservative friend of mine who disagrees with government poverty programs.  Googling it, I found a talk and some quotes on it:

 

When the Church welfare program was first announced in 1936, the First Presidency made this statement:

“Our primary purpose was to set up, insofar as possible, a system under which the curse of idleness would be done away with, the evils of the dole abolished, and independence, industry, thrift, and self-respect be once more established amongst our people. The aim of the Church is to help people to help themselves. Work is to be re-enthroned as a ruling principle in the lives of our Church membership.” (Conference Report, October 1936, p. 3; italics added.)

President Romney has emphasized, “to care for people on any other basis is to do them more harm than good. The purpose of Church welfare is not to relieve a Church member from taking care of himself.” (Welfare Services Meeting, October 5, 1974.)

 

 

 http://www.lds.org/ensign/1975/08/self-reliance

 

So, I'm curious, did anyone hear this phrase before or is it mostly lost to time?

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Remember it well from the 1960's priesthood classes. Talked about a lot and often castigting Government for giving welfare to 'shirkers'.

 

Below, another thing you don't hear much about - especially with MittchieRich running for President.

 

On July 10, 1875, the FP and Quorum of the 12 issued what was described as an "apostolic circular," which discussed the reasons for creating Z.C.M.I. and the general philosophy behind the Church's social and co-operative systems. It's a very long statement, so (in the interest of saving bandwidth) I will only post excerpts. The earliest version of the full statement I found online was in Edward W. Tullidge's 1886 History of Salt Lake City, at pages 728-32, which I found among Google digital books at the following link:

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"One of the great evils with which our own nation is menaced at the present time is the wonderful growth of wealth in the hands of a comparatively few individuals. The very liberties for which our fathers contended so steadfastly and courageously, and which they bequeathed to us as a priceless legacy, are endangered by the monstrous power which this accumulation of wealth gives to a few individuals and a few powerful corporations. By its seductive influence results are accomplished which, were it more equally distributed, would be impossible under our form of government. It threatens to give shape to the legislation, both state and national, of the entire country. If this evil should not be checked, and measures not be taken to prevent the continued enormous growth of riches among the class already rich, and the painful increase of destitution and want among the poor, the nation is liable to be overtaken by disaster; for according to history, such a tendency among nations once powerful was the sure precursor of ruin."

 

What is posted is lifted from this topic on another site: http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26765

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Nephi:

Remember it well from the 1960's priesthood classes. Talked about a lot and often castigting Government for giving welfare to 'shirkers'.

 

Below, another thing you don't hear much about - especially with MittchieRich running for President.

 

On July 10, 1875, the FP and Quorum of the 12 issued what was described as an "apostolic circular," which discussed the reasons for creating Z.C.M.I. and the general philosophy behind the Church's social and co-operative systems. It's a very long statement, so (in the interest of saving bandwidth) I will only post excerpts. The earliest version of the full statement I found online was in Edward W. Tullidge's 1886 History of Salt Lake City, at pages 728-32, which I found among Google digital books at the following link:

<!-- m -->http://books.google.com/books?id=fNkBAA ... &q&f=false<!-- m --> 

"One of the great evils with which our own nation is menaced at the present time is the wonderful growth of wealth in the hands of a comparatively few individuals. The very liberties for which our fathers contended so steadfastly and courageously, and which they bequeathed to us as a priceless legacy, are endangered by the monstrous power which this accumulation of wealth gives to a few individuals and a few powerful corporations. By its seductive influence results are accomplished which, were it more equally distributed, would be impossible under our form of government. It threatens to give shape to the legislation, both state and national, of the entire country. If this evil should not be checked, and measures not be taken to prevent the continued enormous growth of riches among the class already rich, and the painful increase of destitution and want among the poor, the nation is liable to be overtaken by disaster; for according to history, such a tendency among nations once powerful was the sure precursor of ruin."

 

What is posted is lifted from this topic on another site: http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26765

 

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