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Knowing as we do that God set up this Constitution of ours and that He has declared it "should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles," (D&C 101:77) it is the duty of every member of the Church to protect and defend the Constitution against any and all attack. In this country our lawful political allegiance runs not to any man, not to any party, not to any "ism," but to the Constitution of the United States and to the free institutions set up under it. There can be no tampering with the "just and holy principles" of the Constitution. No true Latter-day Saint can or will do other than reverence the Constitution; each will do all in his power to save it from pollution or destruction.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Source: by PabloHoneyZ in politics constitution government churchleaders 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by PabloHoneyZ in socialism redistributionofwealth 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in their government.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by PabloHoneyZ in defense tyranny guncontrol guns 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), Source: to Archibald Stuart, 1791Saved by PabloHoneyZ in liberty freedom 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Works, Vol 12, p. 257, Fed. Ed.Saved by PabloHoneyZ in constitution foundingfathers interpretation 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and we will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to Gideon GrangerSaved by PabloHoneyZ in government tyranny washington separationofpowers 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

Author: Thomas Jefferson , Source: Rights of British America, 1774Saved by PabloHoneyZ in freedom civilrights naturalrights 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...we must learn the principles of the Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers.

Have we read the Federalist papers? Are we reading the Constitution and pondering it? Are we aware of its principles? Are we abiding by these principles and teaching them to others? Could we defend the Constitution? Can we recognize when a law is constitutionally unsound? Do we know what the prophets have said about the Constitution and the threats to it?

As Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free . . . it expects what never was and never will be".
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "Divine Constitution", Generaly Conference, October 1987Saved by PabloHoneyZ in constitution liberty freedom ignorance 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No true Latter-day Saint and no true American can be a socialist or a communist or support programs leading in that direction. These evil philosophies are incompatible with Mormonism, the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: General Conference, October 1961Saved by PabloHoneyZ in church socialism communism mormonism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Author: Gerald Ford, Source: UnknownSaved by PabloHoneyZ in government welfare socialism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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