God-given Privileges — David O. McKay

Prophet Statesmen, David O McKay

Next to life we express gratitude for the gift of free agency. When thou didst create man, thou placed within him part of thine omnipotence and bade him choose for himself. Liberty and conscience thus became a sacred part of human nature. Freedom not only to think, but to speak and to act is a God-given privilege.

Source: McKay, David. From dedicatory prayer of London Temple as quoted in “This Nation Shall Endure,” by Ezra Taft Benson, p. 8.