The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the simple fact that the Constitution of the United States of America was established by God through wise men raised up for that very purpose. This land has been blessed and protected by God and will continued to be blessed by Him for as long as the inhabitants of it worship the God of this land, even Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
This principle is beautifully stated in the words of a prophet of God, even the late President Joseph Fielding Smith: “The Lord established the Constitution of the United States. No nation has been more greatly blessed than has the United States. We live in a land which has been called choice above all other lands by divine pronouncement. The Lord has watched over it with a jealous care and has commanded its people to serve him lest his wrath be kindled against them and his blessings be withdrawn.
“Our government came into existence through divine guidance. The inspiration of the Lord rested upon the patriots who established it. He inspired them through the dark days of their struggle for independence and through the critical period which followed that struggle when they formed our glorious Constitution, which guarantees to all the self-evident truth proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, `that all men are created equal: that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’
“That is to say, it is the right of every soul to have equal and unrestricted justice before the law, equal rights to worship according to the dictates of conscience, and to labor according to the individual inclinations, independently of coercion or compulsion. That this might be, the Lord has said, `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.’ …
“Now I tell you it is time the people of the United States were waking up with the understanding that if they don’t save the Constitution from the dangers that threaten it, we will have a change of government” (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. III , pp. 324-325).
The Constitution of the United States was established to protect all people. There are secret combinations in our nation and world who desire to destroy the Constitution in order to bring all mankind under their control. We must preserve and protect the Constitution in order to save the government of our nation and the freedoms that it protects.