“Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.” – 2 Nephi 2:27
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in good politics and good government and in the right of people to exercise their franchise. There are three reasons why you should vote now and every time: (1) Every vote counts. (2) Every election is important. (3) The Lord has reminded you of your responsibility for “the good and safety of society.”” – D. James Cannon
This Day in LDS History
1841: a wooden baptismal font in the Nauvoo Temple is dedicated by Brigham Young. Later, in 1845, a stone font replaces the wooden font.
1938: California citizens elect Culbert L. Olson as governor of California, the first Latter-day Saint elected as governor outside of Utah.