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The Divine System of Government

A friend recently made a comment in church that, fifteen years ago, probably wouldn't have given me pause. He said something like this: if we could get people in our government who actually obeyed the principles of the Constitution, we would see that it is a perfect, godly system of government. If this seems laughable to you, it may help to know that most Mormons believe God had a hand in organizing the United States of America - specifically in establishing the Constitution, and with good reason. In section 101 of the Doctrine and Covenants (a Mormon book of scripture), the Lord says this:
"According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles... And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.&…

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