Will you endeavour to disannul the Government? No; but we will rally round the Constitution that was purchased by the blood of our fathers, and will support it. . . .

These are our views; and while we do not trample under foot the Constitution, we will take care that others do not do it. . . .Shall we still bless the human family? Yes.

Shall we rally around the Constitution of the United States and protect it in its purity? Yes; we will save it when others forsake it.

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John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 5:246-47