“…a trend to shift responsibility…”

Elder Howard W. Hunter
Elder Howard W. Hunter

“There appears to be a trend to shift responsibility for life and its processes from the individual to the state. … The government is often looked to as the source of wealth. There is the feeling that the government should step in and take care of one’s needs, one’s emergencies, and one’s future. …[Thus] can an entire people be imperceptibly transferred from individuals, families, and communities [responsible for their own sowing and planting] to [placing those responsibilities on] the federal government”

Original Source

(66-01, pp. 7-8) (Howard W. Hunter, The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, edited by Clyde J. Williams [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997], 167).

Quoted in “The Law of the Harvest”, Devotional or Speech given at Brigham Young University-Hawaii
January 8, 2013, Steven C. Wheelwright, President, BYU–Hawaii
Accessed 1/5/2016