Quotes by Melvin J. Ballard:

The institutions founded and established in America are God-given; the constitution of the United States is a revelation from the Lord, for all the earth, and not only for America; and the Lord has committed unto this land the mission of lifting up an ensign to the nations of the earth.

General Conference, April 1917, p. 120.

The Lord established the Constitution of the United States for the blessing of all flesh. In my soul I believe that that is part of the great Kingdom of God, the political part,…God’s word shall not fail when He predicted that the instrument known as the Constitution of the United States, the Spirit of liberty established here by a few weak colonists, was His order of things for the government of men, and it should roll forth to fill the whole earth.

General Conference, Oct. 1918.