Government Destroyed

K. Douglas Bassett
“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.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Conference Report, Apr. 1950, p. 159)
“Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.” (Joseph Smith, quoted in Journal of Discourses 7:15)
“But whatever may be our fate, be assured that this [Constitution] will stand. We … face difficult days in this beloved land… . It may cost us blood before we are through. It is my conviction, however, that when the Lord comes, the Stars and Stripes will be floating on the breeze over this people.” (Ezra Taft Benson, The Constitution, A Heavenly Banner, Sept. 17, 1987)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon