hinckley_medium“I believe in America. I am grateful for the Constitution under which this nation lives and moves and has its being. I am profoundly grateful that somehow for more than two centuries of time we have existed as a nation and grown to become the strongest and most free in the entire world – one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . . To our brothers and sisters in harm’s way, we say that we pray for you. We pray that the Lord will watch over you and preserve you from injury and that you may return home and pick up your lives again. . . The strength of your commitment is measured by your willingness to give your very lives for that in which you believe.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


447px-Alexis_de_tocqueville“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there.  Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville*



ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“I’d rather be dead than lose my liberty.  I have no fear we’ll ever lose it because of invasion from the outside, but I do have fear that it may slip away from us because of our own indifference, our own negligence as citizens of this land.  And so I plead with you this morning, that you take an active interest in matters pertaining to the future of this country.”
– Ezra Taft Benson



nealmaxwell“We remove foundations from the stones of society and we wonder why rocks fall on our heads.”
– Neal A. Maxwell




trumanmadsen“America is the Lord’s base of operations… the only country where the restoration of the gospel could have succeeded was America… The Rocky Mountains are the place where we have our headquarters and from where we send our representatives worldwide.  If America becomes corrupt, that will affect, in ways we cannot fully foresee, the power, the influence, and the strength of the Lord’s church…”
– Truman G. Madsen, with words from Ezra Taft Benson



nealmaxwell“I fear, that, as conditions worse, many will react to the failures of too much government by calling for even more government.  Then there will be more and more life boats launched, because fewer and fewer citizens know how to swim.  Unlike some pendulums, political pendulums do not swing back automatically; they must be pushed.  History is full of instances when people have waited in vain for pendulums to swing back.”
– Neal A. Maxwell



Skousen“If the restoration happened where you’re from, we would expect you to come to us to tell us about it!”
– Cleon Skousen