I believe one of the most serious mistakes a President could make would be to weaken the Constitution.

From the time I was a small boy I was taught that the American Constitution is an inspired document. I was also taught that the day will come when the Constitution will be endangered and hang as it were by a single thread. I was taught that we should study the Constitution. . . . I expect to continue my efforts to help protect and safeguard our inspired Constitution.

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Ezra Taft Benson, Title of Liberty 28; Enemy 37; TETB 614-15; from an address given at Boise, ID, 19 Dec 1963