“We believe that no government can exist in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life.” —Doctrine & Covenants 134:2
“As defenders of the faith, believers can and must seek laws that will preserve religious freedom.” —Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1821: Zina Diantha Huntington (Young), later the third general president of the Relief Society, is born in Watertown, New York.
1846: President Brigham Young receives a revelation dealing with succession in the Church Presidency. Although never canonized, the revelation is one of a number of inspired written documents Brigham Young receives as the senior Apostle of the Church during the period between Joseph Smith’s death and the beginning of his own tenure as President of the Church.