You must keep your honor. You cannot yet speak officially for the country, but you can become informed. You can speak your mind. You may think you can do little about the national economy or the actions of our government and the moral weakness all about us, but we must all remember that the Lord has placed great responsibilities upon the elders of Israel in the preservation of our Constitution.

( Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson 622; from an address given at a Young Adult Fireside, Logan, UT, 11 Feb 1979 )