Classic speech given by Ezra Taft Benson, in October 1987,commemorating the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1987/10/our-divine-constitution?lang=eng
“How then can we best befriend the Constitution in this critical hour and secure the blessings of liberty and ensure the protection and guidance of our Father in Heaven?
- First and foremost, we must be righteous.
- Second, we must learn the principles of the Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers.
- Third, we must become involved in civic affairs to see that we are properly represented.
- Fourth, we must make our influence felt by our vote, our letters, our teaching, and our advice.
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” (Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, 6 Jan. 1816)”.
My good friend, Tim Barker, recently gave me a painting. The Old Man Wept is a painting by Del Parson. He painted it in 1987 for the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. I love to see the Betsy Ross flag in the background, right behind my first cousin, General George Washington. http://www.delparson.com/gallery_pages/old_man_wept.html
Want to learn more about the Federalist Papers and the Constitution? Check out these free online courses at HILLSDALE COLLEGE – Here: https://lp.hillsdale.edu/federalist-papers-enroll/ AND here: https://lp.hillsdale.edu/con-101/
HILLSDALE COLLEGE opens new grad school in Washington DC: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/09/23/hillsdale-opens-grad-school-in-washington-dc-n2553485
President DONALD TRUMP recently gave a speech at the United Nations condemning religious persecution and called on all nations to support religious freedom as defined in our Constitution: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/09/23/president-trump-the-nations-of-the-world-must-end-religious-persecution-n2553509
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