1. Rex E. LeeThe Constitution and the Restoration » [Rex E. Lee » January 15 1991] [more]

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    This morning I want to talk to you about a very important relationship that exists between, on the one hand, our lives, our practices, and our beliefs as participants in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and, on the other, the Constitution of the United States. In one sense, this topic is a timeless one, because the Restoration[1. Restoration of the Gospel] and the Constitution[2. The Constitution of the United States of America *7] trace their beginnings almost to the same point in time, and over the intervening two centuries have grown and flourished side by side. And yet,...
  2. Dallin H. OaksThe Divinely Inspired Constitution » [Dallin H. Oaks » Feburary 1992] [more]
    Not long after I began to teach law, an older professor asked me a challenging question about Latter-day Saints' belief in the United States Constitution. Earlier in his career he had taught at the University of Utah College of Law. There he met many Latter-day Saint law students. "They all seemed to believe that the Constitution was divinely inspired," he said, "but none of them could ever tell me what this meant or how it affected their interpretation of the Constitution." I took that challenge personally, and I have pondered it for many years.[1. A version of this address,...
  3. Cecil O. SamuelsonYear of the Constitution » [Cecil O. Samuelson » September 11 2007] [more]

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    COS: It is marvelous to be with you in the early days of this exciting new semester. You have been in school here long enough to have a sense of the heavy burden your class schedule really is, and yet you still have enough time to keep up and be fully prepared for your first set of examinations and papers for the semester. To all of you we both say, "Welcome!" Some are with us for the first time, some of you are hoping you can finally finish your degree this semester or this academic year, and some of you have returned from missions or other necessary absences....
  4. Ezra Taft BensonThe Proper Role of Government » [Ezra Taft Benson » 1968] [more]

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    Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. "What do you think of TVA?[1. Tennessee Valley Authority - Wikipedia *53]" "What is your opinion of Medicare?[2. Medicare - Wikipedia *54]" How do you feel about Urban Renewal[3. Urban Renewal - Wikipedia *55]?" The list is endless. All too often, answers to these questions seem to be based, not upon any solid principle, but upon the popularity of the specific government program in question. Seldom are men willing to oppose a popular program if they, themselves, wish...
  5. Alvin R. DyerConference Report April 1969 » [Alvin R. Dyer » April 1969] [more]
    President Alvin R. Dyer Counselor in the First Presidency Once again, my brothers and sisters, we are feeling the surge and influence of this great conference of the Church. I am grateful with you that President McKay is listening and watching this broadcast. The precepts of men The prophet Nephi once spoke of the woeful condition of mankind when deceived by the precepts of men. Said he: "... wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!" (