Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Sacred Constitution

"The Constitution of the United States is a great and treasured part of my religion. . . . The overturning, or the material changing, or the distortion of any fundamental principle of our constitutional government would thus do violence to my religion. . . . My faith teaches me that the Constitution is an inspired document drawn by the hands of men whom God raised up for that very purpose; that God has given His approval of the Government set up under the Constitution 'for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles': that the constitutional 'principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before' the Lord. (D&C 101:77, 98:5.) . . .

"So far as my knowledge goes, this is the only government now on the earth to which God has given such an approval. It is His plan for the government of free men." [President J. Reuben Clark, Stand Fast by Our Constitution, pp. 7, 172]

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