I like a good government, and then I like to have it wisely and justly administered. The government of heaven, if wickedly administered, would become one of the worst governments upon the face of the earth. No matter how good a government is, unless it is administered by righteous men, an evil government will be made of it.
Source: Brigham Young, 1863, Journal of Discourses Volume 10, p. 177. Brigham Young (1801-1877) served as second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was the founder of Salt Lake City, and first governor of Utah Territory.
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