Is a man fit to be President of the United States, who will bow and succumb to the whims of the people? No. A President should learn the true situation of his constituents, and deal out even-handed justice to all, utterly regardless of the clamour of party . . . .
He ought not to pay attention to any party, but consider the nation as a family and deal out justice and mercy to them equally and independently.
Source: Brigham Young, 1857, Journal of Discourses, Volume 5:126.
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