Not cheap politicians but statesmen are needed today. Not opportunists but men and women of principle must be demanded by the people. In this time of great stress and danger we must place [in office] only those dedicated to the preservation of our Constitution, our American Republic, and responsible freedom under God. “Oh, God, give us men with a mandate higher than the ballot box.”

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Ezra Taft Benson, “A Race Against Time” 20; also in Title of Liberty 85; Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson 685