Utah and the Constitution
LDS Church founder Joseph Smith foresaw a time when the U.S. Constitution would be on the brink of ruin, and if it was to be saved, members of the LDS Church would be a staff on which the nation would lean “to bear the Constitution away from the verge of destruction.”
The choice in 2016 is clear. Donald Trump has promised to appoint Supreme Court justices who uphold the U.S. Constitution. Clinton will destroy it. A vote for third-party candidate Evan McMullin is a de facto vote for Clinton and against the U.S. Constitution.
Why is this important? In 2016, Utah could be the swing state that decides which of the major candidates wins the U.S. presidency and determines the fate of the U.S. Constitution. With Utah balancing on the edge of a vain and meaningless protest vote for McMullin, Donald Trump is factually the only major candidate positioned to save the U.S. Constitution, end the destruction of the unborn, and preserve America.
Whether that happens may now depend on the common sense and good will of LDS Church members in Utah. Will they rally to the cause, support the nation, and help “bear the Constitution away from the verge of destruction”?
Utah GOP establishment politicians have lost the trust of many Utahns. Their grenade-rolling at Trump, a comrade-in-arms, benefits only Hillary Clinton while threatening the U.S. Constitution and the lives of the unborn. In light of Trump’s credible denial of Democrat allegations, the rush of Utah GOP establishment politicians to judge and undercut the top of their ticket appears both uninspired and uninspiring.
It is up to the good citizens of Utah to reject the sham and vanity of a third-party candidacy and help “bear the Constitution away from the verge of destruction” while it yet can be saved. The nation, the lives of the unborn, and the Constitution may depend on them. Well did Ezra Taft Benson, former LDS Church president and member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, proclaim in a conference address, “Beware of pride.”