The Mormon people who are citizens of [the United States of] America today are intensely loyal to its Constitution and desire in every way to promote the God-given freedoms it was designed to protect. They have had experience with the tragedy that results when those freedoms are not protected, but this only feeds their determination to do all within their power to protect these freedoms, both for themselves and others, everywhere.

( Source: Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball 405; from an address given at the rededication of the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Bridge, Omaha, NE, 21 April 1979 )