“This warning has gone out to the people dwelling in this land today that unless they keep the commandments of the Lord like destruction will eventually overtake them. And what the Lord says of this land is also true in a large measure of other lands. History records the rise and the downfall of nations. We have before us the history of Babylon, of Assyria, of Egypt, of Rome, and other nations. Why were they destroyed? Because they refused to hearken to the spirit of truth, to the voice of righteousness, and to walk in that spirit before the Lord. In the days of their iniquity trouble came upon them, and the Lord’s anger was kindled against them, and they fell from their high and exalted positions” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation,3:321).
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“It is our duty, therefore, as citizens of this great republic, to exercise our right at the ballot box. It is our duty to see that men in both our great parties are chosen who will teach not only by precept, but also by example, obedience to law; that these men so elected will appoint men under them who will not scoff at the law, or who will not in any way protect those men or women who violate moral laws. (David O. McKay, Conference Report, April 1928, p. 105-106)”