As I have said to you before, so I say again, the Constitution of the United States is a great and treasured part of my religion, and the revelations of the Lord and the words of our inspired leaders compel it to be so. The overturning, or the material changing, or the distortion of any fundamental principle of our constitutional government would thus do violence to my religion.
God grant that this people shall never give the lie to Brother Brigham, and that ever and always “the Elders of Israel will protect and sustain civil and religious liberty and every constitutional right bequeathed to us by our fathers.”
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Source: J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Stand Fast by Our Constitution, pp 8-9. Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (September 1, 1871 – October 6, 1961) was an American attorney, civil servant, and was a longtime member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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