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About Jacob

Obsessed with learning new things. Trying to learn and defend truth.

Living in Idaho, graduated in Financial Economics from BYU-Idaho, and getting ready to launch several civic education projects.

I own a website and marketing business called ArcFires. Keep an eye out for my upcoming civic education projects: Liberty Library and the American Center for Civic Training.

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The “Rifle Approach” to Healing America

For many years, President Ezra Taft Benson was worried that patriotic Americans were effectively spinning...

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The Second Half of the Second Century by Jeffrey R. Holland (Transcript)

The Second Half of the Second Century BYU Annual University Conference August 23, 2021 By...

Liberalism and Conservatism

Many believe the political divide in the United States is quickly widening, and unfortunately, there’s...

Inalienable Rights

I’ve developed a pretty unique perspective on rights over the past decade. We claim that...

Biden is President—Now What?

These are my notes for my January 22nd, 2021 Zoom call discussing the long-term impact...

A Church Program to Restore the Constitution

After discussing the Political Kingdom of God, millennial government with Christ as King, and the...

Orson Hyde Address — Celebration of the Fourth of July 1854

Celebration of the Fourth of July An Address by Elder Orson Hyde, Delivered in the...

Talk: “The Lord’s Base of Operations” by Ezra Taft Benson

From: The Lord’s Base of Operations by Elder Ezra Taft Benson Of the Council of...

The Doctrine of Moral Legislation – Scriptures

THE DOCTRINAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF MORAL LEGISLATION – Scriptures This is Part 2 in...

Interpretation of “Good, Wise, and Honest” by Ezra Taft Benson

“We must become involved in civic affairs. As citizens of this republic, we cannot do...

“Call to Repentance” by Ezra Taft Benson

My beloved brethren and sisters, humbly and gratefully I approach this sobering responsibility. First, may...

The Doctrine of Moral Legislation – Introduction

The Doctrinal and Philosophical Foundation of Moral Legislation – Introduction This is Part 1 in...

The Prophesied Healing of America

Last week I gave a presentation to the Restoration Generation called “The Prophesied Healing of...

Same Gender Marriage & Religious Freedom – Russell M. Nelson

Russell M. Nelson If civil law were altered to recognize so-called “same-gender” marriage, you as...

Religious Freedom & LDS Church Tax Exempt Status – Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook (Quorum of the Twelve) Some ask what is wrong when marriage is...

A Conversation about YouTube and Facebook Censorship

Earlier today I had a great political conversation with a friend on Facebook messenger and...

Henry D. Moyle on Prohibition, Moral Legislation – April 1949

From: We Should Improve Our Communities LIQUOR LAW We’ve had another law on our books...

David O. McKay on Prohibition – October 1945

From: Old Battles Yet to be Fought—New Victories to Win INTEMPERANCE AN ENEMY TO PEACE...

Loyalty (excerpt) by Gordon B. Hinckley

In 1933 there was a movement in the United States to overturn the law which...

Moses Thatcher on Prohibition & Drunkenness

Synopsis of a Temperance Lecture, Prohibition Advocated—Effects of Drunkenness Illustrated, Statistics, Etc. Discourse by Elder...

Self Worth (The Belief Window) by Hyrum Smith – Transcribed

A while ago I posted a recording of Hyrum Smith giving this lecture and it’s...

When Christ is King

There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding millennial government and the role Jesus Christ says...

Devotional: The Angel Moroni by Elder Rudd

Brigham Young University-Idaho Devotional, March 11, 2003 by Elder Glen L. Rudd (Scroll to the...

Not Commanded in All Things by Ezra Taft Benson

by Ezra Taft Benson General Conference Talk – April 1965 In 1831 the Lord said...

I Testify

I Testify by Ezra Taft Benson by President Ezra Taft Benson. Ensign, Nov. 1988, 86. My...

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