Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday November 26th 2014

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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Israel and America: Promises and Cursings

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Delbert L. Stapley

To each nation [Israel and the United States of America], God gave promises of blessings or cursings, depending upon the faithfulness of the people. In all the recorded history of man upon the earth, the God of heaven has established only two nations with basic divine purposes. One is the nation of Israel which the Lord by his mighty power led out of Egypt under the guidance of his prophet Moses.

The other nation is the United States of America. Prophets in early times foretold the events leading to the establishment of this mighty gentile nation and its promised destiny among the nations of the earth—if its people are faithful in keeping the commandments of God.


Source: Delbert L. Stapley, “The Glorious Standard,” Conference Report, October 1963, pp. 109-114. Delbert L. Stapley was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and served in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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The Moral Liberal recommends Ezra Taft Benson’s: The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner