No necessity has thus far arisen in our history which could not have been ultimately and adequately met by constitutional methods . . . . There is every reason to believe that those who understand the spirit as well as the word of the Constitution will be able in the future as in the past to find a way under it to meet all national emergencies and yet preserve its great principles and the republican form of government for which it provides.
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Source: J. Reuben Clark Jr., 1965, Stand Fast by Our Constitution, p. 158. J. Reuben Clark Jr. (1871–1961), served as a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1931–1961. Prior to his full-time church service he served as assistant solicitor to the State Department, served in the Attorney General’s office, served as Under Secretary of State, was the author of the classic study the “Clark Memorandum on the Monroe Doctrine,” and served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Among those who knew his work best, J. Reuben Clark was recognized as the foremost constitutional scholar of the 20th Century.
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