A special responsibility assigned.
Latter-day Saints have been admonished to befriend that law which is the constitutional law of the land, and that more or less than this cometh of evil. (Doctrine and Covenants 98:4-7)
They have also received advance prophetic warning that the United States Constitution would be in grave danger of being destroyed and that they are to play a key role in saving it from destruction.
How can they fulfill these responsibilities when the experts disagree as to how the Constitution should be interpreted, and many consider it outmoded as drafted by the Framers.
In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, how are Latter-day Saints who are not experts to come to any certain conclusion who is right and who is wrong, or if they are all wrong together.
A promise of divine help.
Latter-day Saints often quote Nephi's words when he was notified that God had given him what seemed like an impossible task. He said:
I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. (1 Nephi 3:7)
Has the Lord prepared the way for Latter-day Saints to correctly interpret and apply the Constitution?
The promise is kept.
It is my conviction and the theme of this book that the Lord has given the Latter-day Saints the key to correctly interpret and apply the Constitution. And amazingly he has done it in a way that opens the Constitution to their understanding without his people having to become constitutional experts after the manner of the world.
That key is found in the doctrine of an inspired Constitution declared both in the scriptures (Doctrine and Covenants 98:5; 101:80; 109:54) and the teachings of modem prophets. As is explained in this work, application of that doctrine makes it possible to have a clear understanding of the Constitution and how to apply it by interpreting it in the light of familiar gospel principles.
This work also includes important background information concerning the Constitution and freedom and the efforts to replace our constitutional freedom system with a different system based on opposite principles.
Non Mormon readers.
Many who are valiantly engaged in the freedom struggle are not Latter-day Saints. I hope they will find the thoughts expressed in this work of significant value in gaining increased understanding of constitutional freedom.
This work is offered on my own. I claim no authority to speak on behalf of any person or any group.
Jerome Horowitz [p. 1]