” . . . in any society, good government can be had only if administered by good men, selected by good citizens.
To be a good citizen, we should learn for ourselves what is set forth in the constitution. This knowledge can be obtained only through individual study of the document itself. We must not only study it, but we must also guard it. It was Daniel Webster who uttered these prophetic words: “Watchful guardianship over the Constitution is the proper means for its support.”
In addition to the love of God and the love of our neighbor (Matt. 22:37,39) and, as Jesus said, the love of our enemies (Matt. 5:44), there should be found in each of us a love of our country and of the constitution which binds it together.”
Source: ElRay L. Christiansen, “Constitutional Government: A Divine Principle,” Conference Report, October 1967, pp. 138-140. ElRay LaVar Christiansen was a general authority (Assistant to the Council of the Twelve Apostles) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 until his death.
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