My friend Bethany sent me a series of interesting quotes and links today. I usually dread and promptly delete forwarded emails, but these linked to original sources so I was wont to render them credible, and the timeliness could not be beat. It is, after all, election day.
Rex E. Lee was United States Solicitor General for several years, then president of BYU. I think he is widely respected and lauded as a constitutional genius. I very much enjoyed reading this speech he gave at BYU in 1991. Of interest to me: his assertion that God caused the Constitution to come about, but that it is not perfect and is not scripture; a personal grievance with our country's laws or politics is not a fulfillment of the constitution "hanging by a thread" prophecy; I am not "the sole heir of James Madison's wisdom" (and neither are you); and the ever-relevant reminder that our liberties are directly tied to our righteousness.