Excerpt from Improvement Era, Vol. 15: March, 1912
The subject for the young men of the Church in their last season's manual, The Making of a Citizen, has suggested some thoughts as to the powers, privileges and duties of citizen ship under the beneficent laws of our great country.
The universality of law has been shown by this apt expres sion: Its voice is the harmony of the universe, its fountain is the bosom of God. This being true would justify the assertion that all just and righteous laws, wherever and however, and by whomsoever formulated, are laws of God. This would lead to a final and last analysis of law, as being merely truth applied for the government of humanity. These generalities may be easily accepted by the Mormon people, for, though not expressed in just those words, these ideas with reference to law run through the entire fabric of their doctrines. Without a shock to our sense of reverence, we may even say that God himself is subject to law; and that although he is the author of law, in the sense that he has applied truth to the conditions of men - primal law is co - existent with him.
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