Author Archives: John C. Greene

About John C. Greene

I am a rapidly aging businessman in Connecticut and author of Walking in Darkness at Noonday; married since 1975 to Kyong Sook; three children, long time empty-nester. I have been a convert member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over half my life. While a member of a rock band in LA in the mid-1970s I became fascinated with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's story of solitary bravery in the face of political imprisonment, his exile from his homeland, and his book "Gulag Archipelago." The book had a profound impact on me as it made me realize that there is a vast difference between the land Solzhenitsyn was born to and the land where I was so fortunate to have been born. That was the beginning of my interest in liberty, correct principles of government, and the peculiarly LDS doctrine we call the agency of man.

Banning the AR-15

The challenge is often made: Give one good reason why anyone needs an AR-15. There are many good reasons, I respond. Here are just a few: the Armenians, 1915; the Ukrainians, 1932; the German Jews, 1938-1944; the Russians in the … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment

A friend of mine, replying to a Facebook post which argued that the “Second Amendment was added to the Constitution as an assurance that Americans will never lack the weaponry to fight against their own government, if that government becomes … Continue reading

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Semi-automatics and Fire Extinguishers

My sister – bless her heart, she sees things quite differently than do I, but she is always respectful in her dissent – sent this message: “I’m curious. Why does anyone need a semi-automatic?” I answered, “Hopefully, one doesn’t need … Continue reading

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Friendly Words, Meant to Deceive

Three very friendly-sounding words: affordable, fairness, and neutrality. To me these words convey a kind of soothing mildness of circumstance or of intent. Affordable is good. It’s certainly preferable to unaffordable. Fairness is good. Who could be opposed to fairness? … Continue reading

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With a Firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence

There is no question in my mind that this nation was established under the guiding hand of the Lord. He makes that clear with these words:  “And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the … Continue reading

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Wolves and Good Shepherds

The Lord expects us to love our neighbor. “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39). But He also commanded us to be wise: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore … Continue reading

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Church Leaders are Being “Disingenuous”?

To be disingenuous is to be dishonest. When Benjamin R. Hertzberg published his denunciation of the recent change in LDS policy regarding children living in same-sex households, he twice characterized the comments of Elder D. Todd Christofferson as “disingenuous.” In … Continue reading

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