J. Ruben Clark said: “God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as citizens or denizens of the United States, runs to our inspired Constitution which God himself set up. So runs the oath of office of those who participate in government. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe just by reason of our citizenship, no loyalty to the man himself. In other countries it is to the individual that allegiance runs. This principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this ‘land of liberty’ from other countries.” (Improvement Era, July 1940, p. 444.) quoted by Ezra Taft Benson, July 1972 Ensign
This is why after serving some 3 years in the US Army from 1974 to 1977, swearing allegiance to the US Constitution then and again many times, I now understand better than before these words spoken by a great patriot from generations ago. I believe that knowledge is only a part of the tools we have here for battle. We need to live by the knowledge given us by our loving Heavenly Father. Integrity is paramount in the arming ourselves to survive the onslaught of attacks against good and God. Below is my email signature that may not be politically correct but is a truth needing to be said over and over again.
Ezra Taft Benson in “Our Duty as Citizens” “…because character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. It must never be sacrificed for expediency.”