Next to the divine authority of the Priesthood I believe that no principle of the Gospel is more endangered today than is that principle which gives us individual freedom…

It was that very principle that induced our Founding Fathers to declare their independence from the countries in Europe and to establish the Constitution, giving to each individual the right to worship, the right to build, the right to work, the right to think, to speak, to preach, so long as each gave to other individuals that same privilege.

( Source: Statements on Communism and the Constitution of the United States 19; from the dedication of the Douglas Ward Chapel, Salt Lake City, UT, 18 Oct 1953 )