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Vox evertere populum, or Overthrowing the Voice of the People

Police form a line to contain protesters outside a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif.  A group of protesters attacked  Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the ground. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Police form a line to contain protesters outside a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. A group of protesters attacked Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the ground. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

There began to be a contention among the people concerning Donald Trump, for there were a part of the people who desired that a few particular points of the law should be altered, such as the electoral college.

Trump would not alter nor suffer the law to be altered; therefore, he did not listen to those who had sent in their voices with their petitions concerning the altering of the law.

Those who were desirous that the law should be altered were angry with him, and desired that he should not become President over the land; therefore there arose a warm dispute concerning the matter.

Those who were desirous that Trump should not be the President were called king-men, for they were desirous that the law should be altered in a manner to overthrow the free government and to establish a king over the land.

Those who were desirous that Trump should become President of the land took upon them the name of freemen; and thus was the division among them, for the freemen had sworn or covenanted to maintain their rights and the privileges of a free government.

This matter of their contention was settled by the voice of the people. The voice of the people came in favor of the freemen, and Trump was elected to the office of President, which caused much rejoicing among the people of liberty, but the king-men became angry, and they opposed the voice of the people and fought against the cause of freedom.

Those who were in favor of kings were those of high birth, and they sought to be kings; and they were supported by those who sought power and authority over the people.

This was a critical time for such contentions to be among the people of the United States; because Putin was stirring up the hearts of the Russian people against the people of the United States, and he was gathering together soldiers from all parts of his land, and arming them, and preparing for war with all diligence.  He did prepare himself and his armies to come to battle against the United States.

When the men who were called king-men had heard that the Russians were coming down to battle against them, they were glad in their hearts; and they refused to take up arms, for they were so wroth with the newly elected president, and also with the people of liberty, that they would not take up arms to defend their country.

The events above are a nearly verbatim record of the ancient inhabitants of America as recorded in the Book of Mormon, Alma 51.  Alma’s record goes on to depict a battle between these two parties, where great numbers of the king-men were slaughtered.  The remainder were imprisoned and if they did not support the cause of liberty they were put to death.

As shown in the text above, we are very nearly living the same events.  I pray we avert the terrible consequences that came upon these people of old, and we unite in the cause of freedom and uphold the Constitution of this nation.