The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner

Called Unto Liberty, Joseph Smith Jr., 19th Century Sermons

We say the Constitution of the United States is a glorious standard; it is founded in the wisdom of God. It is a heavenly banner; it is to all those who are privileged with the sweet of its liberty, like the cooling shades and refreshing waters of a great rock in a thirsty land. It is like a great tree under whose branches men from every clime can be shielded from the burning rays of the sun.

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Source: Joseph Smith Jr., March 25, 1839, “History of the Church, Volume III,” p. 304. Joseph Smith Jr. (1805 – 1844) was the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s first president.

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