“The responsibility for our social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and economic well-being rests first on ourselves, second on our family, and third on the Church. Under the inspiration of the Lord and through our own labors, we should supply ourselves and our family with the spiritual and temporal necessities of life.”
–LDS Self Reliance Resources
Wanna know what I love about this quote? Nowhere does it mention that the government is responsible for taking care of us or that we should turn to the government for help. Not that it is wrong or evil to have the government help us when the need truly arises, but I think our country would be in a lot better shape if people would follow this chain of responsibility and learn to help take care of themselves and one another better.
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