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Birds of a Feather

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Oct 8, 2019


The comparison of Donald J. Trump and Joseph Smith Jr. Leaders who aspired to a dictatorship government; a mobocracy for Trump and a theocracy for Smith. From their families origin in the United States as immigrants to their similarities through their rise to power, a detailed similar pattern is presented. Inn a system of government here a warning was issued by Abraham Lincoln years ago, the two have forged ahead, similarly, by bluster, both believing that they are above man-made law,

Oct 8, 2019

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Ray Speckman has spent the largest part of his entire life traveling the roads less traveled, smelling each rose (and yes an occasional dandelion) he passes.He admits to being nosey and his brain is like a sponge always wanting more information.He is a widower. He has two children.Ray lived at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for many years where he was involved in the newspaper and radio business, taught at Columbia College at the lake, owned a restaurant and was involved in many philantrophic and community activities.Ray also produced and hosted a decade long television program, Ozark Daze on the Columbia, Missouri NBC affilliate, KOMU-TV. Ray also produced historically based documentaries for regional and national distribution.Today he resides near the Lake with a widow, Joyce Mitchell who he smiles and refers to as "my sugar momma." He also says they live "comfortably in sin as mature grandparents."Together they have a boutique shop that also sells antiques and wines in Versailles, Missouri.Ray and Joyce travel extensively and together enjoy the backroads and new people, places and opportunities together.Ray is compiling, updating and discovering new adventures for his continuing work of Ebooks that has published now on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords.He also has published Ebooks "Stranger in the Mirror" detailing the strength of his wife Marti as she struggled with cancer.

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Birds of a Feather - Ray Speckman

Birds of a Feather

Joseph Smith Jr. and Donald J. Trump

Mobocracy, Theocracy, and Dictatorship

Ray Speckman

Copyright © 2019 Ray Speckman

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This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this ebook with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each person you share it with. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then you should return to and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

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For Joyce

Just Because

"Real power is…fear."

"Never show weakness, You’ve got to be strong."

Donald J. Trump


"Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is."

Joseph Smith Jr.


"I have appointed my servant Joseph to hold … power in the last days, and there is never but one…on whom this power…[is]conferred.

Revelation from God to Joseph Smith Jr.




1. Donald J. Trump

2. Joseph Smith Jr.

3. Ancestries

4. The Evolution of Donald J. Trump and Joseph Smith Jr.

5. The Women

6. Politics

7. Abraham Lincoln’s Prophecy

8. Joseph Smith Jr., Congenital Narcissist

9. Smith Similarities Surface as Trump Continues Swagger

10. The Prophet and The President Vs. The Press



About the Author


Other Books by Ray Speckman


This is a story of the present and the past and a reminder that history repeats itself.

That’s not necessarily best.

As a proud American-who gets goosebumps when I stand, cross my heart, and who occasionally sheds, without embarrassment, a tear when I hear the national anthem and see the presentation of the flag- I am concerned.

All my life I have been a political-phile and over the last quarter of my life I have been intrigued with the Mormons.

My obsession and writing Mormon history, most recently the Mormon founder, Joseph Smith Jr., and Hancock County, Illinois continues to pique my curiosity.

That interest has led me to write two hands’ full of Mormon-related books.

Now I have had a convergence of two long-time interests, Mormonism and politics.

The terms mobocracy, dictatorship, theocracy, and monarchy are not regularly used words in our day-to-day vocabularies.

However, the definitions are inter-related.

As a challenge, this book will try to reduce each of these terms to nonacademic explanations in comparing the similarities of two men, Donald J. Trump and Joseph Smith Jr.

Although separated by almost two centuries, they are both similar.

Throw into the mix a prophetic warning by Abraham Lincoln.



There are startling similarities in the governance styles of Donald J. Trump and Joseph Smith, Jr.

Of course there have been several others of the same ilk in the intervening years between Trump and Smith. Those include Adolf Hitler (Germany), Joseph Stalin (USSR), Kim Jong-il (North Korea), Saddam Hussein (Iraq), Fidel Castro (Cuba), Benito Mussolini (Italy), and others.

Although differing in their methods in wrestling absolute control, the bottom line is that all of them including Trump and Smith-are philosophically alike.

Whatever the form of autocratic government is called, it begins and is rooted in absolute and despotic control, i.e., a dictatorship.

More often than not, that control (which can be based in religious belief, force of arms or a consolidation of wealth) is vested in one person, usually a man.

A gender exception is Indira Gandhi of India who obliterated the India constitution with a stroke of a pen and among other atrocities ordered millions of men sterilized.

Whether the form of government is called:

Mobracy-(political control of a group as a ruling class)-or

A Theocracy-Government ruled or subject to a religious authority.

There must be a strong hand, a dictator, in charge or in control.

This is a study of the similarities of governance of Donald J. Trump and Joseph Smith Jr.


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