Ezra Taft Benson – The constitution requires as a foundation that the people hold certain ideals

Ezra Taft Benson quoting David O McKay
“Efforts are being made to deprive man of his free agency, to steal from the individual his liberty . . . There has been an alarming increase in the abandoning of the ideals that constitute the foundation of the Constitution of the United States”
That is interesting. We don’t live with that idea now, but apparently the constitution doesn’t rest on its own. It must rest on a foundation of ideals held by the people it governs to properly function. Without that, it cannot work.
(from Protecting Freedom—An Immediate Responsibility
Elder Ezra Taft Benson
Of the Council of the Twelve
Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, October 1966, pp. 120-125)

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John Robertson

I am nothing more than a regular member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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