I know, you read that headline and probably just think “oh boy, conspiracy theories”.
It is very important that you pay attention to the news that is coming out of the Wikileaks email dumps, particularly those from former WH Chief of Staff and current Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta. This video by Paul Joseph Watson lays out some of the latest (language warning: he does use the “p word” that is in the media from the Trump tape). The Podesta Emails can be viewed & searched here; sites like Facebook and Twitter have already been caught censoring the links or claiming them to be unsafe as they work to protect Clinton.
Well as we’ve pointed out before, secret combinations are indeed real. If they weren’t, Mormon & Moroni never would have said a word about them. Instead, they used forceful language on the subject. Quoting Ether 8 (which will be a subject in Gospel Doctrine around the time of the election interestingly enough), my emphasis added:
22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies
This is why the candidacy of Hillary Clinton is so dangerous and this is why regardless what Trump said in private, it is going to be far easier to hold Trump’s feet to the fire via our representative process than it is going to be to hold Clinton accountable. We’ve seen all the good that holding Obama accountable via blogs and talk radio has done. The Tea Party movement produced a new class of cowards who bend to progressive will at the drop of a hat but they have shown that they are willing to fight Trump because he disrupts the gravy train of status quo that is in place.
Hillary Clinton has already shown that she is above the law with how the FBI and DOJ handled the case of her obviously illegal private server and the mountains of classified material that passed through it and given to unauthorized personnel. The Rule of Law (aka “No one is above the Law”) is currently not in effect with her and those around her. That will NOT change if she becomes President.
Voting 3rd party is a vote for Clinton and giving your stamp of approval to this corruption. There is no 3rd party who has any nationwide movement in the polls with less than a month to go before the election. None of them are making a case for why they are better or how they will root out corruption while Trump is doing so at both his rallies and even during the debate. So spare me all of the pearl clutching cowardice that you’re “doing the right thing” by voting for someone like McMullin or Johnson.
Cowardice enables evil to persist and to grow. It doesn’t take courage to throw your vote to Clinton whether directly or indirectly. If you really want to fight against corruption you might have to hold your nose to vote for Trump but that is something that takes real courage to do.