For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath covenanted with his people, O house of Israel.
If you are in doubt about whether or not the United States Constitution was divinely inspired, read the testimonies of the Church leaders on this page.
And for this purpose have I (the Lord) established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood
According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I (the Lord) have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh,* according to just and holy principles.
Hence we say, that the Constitution of the United States is a glorious standard it is founded in the wisdom of God. It is a heavenly banner .. We say that God is true that the Constitution of the United States is true that the Bible is true.
Wilford Woodruff bore his testimony about the founders of the United States, first as an Apostle and President of the St. George Temple and later as President of the Church:
Before I left St. George, the spirits of the dead gathered around me, wanting to know why we did not redeem them. Said they, ‘You have had the use of the Endowment House for a number of years, and yet nothing has ever been done for us. We laid the foundation of the government you now enjoy, and we never apostatized from it, but we remained true to it and were faithful to God.’ .. These were the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and they waited on me for two days and two nights .. I straightway went into the baptismal font and called upon Brother McAllister to baptize me for the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and fifty other eminent men.
I am going to bear my testimony to this assembly, if I never do it again in my life, that those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed the Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of Heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits, not wicked men. General Washington and all the men that labored for the purpose were inspired of the Lord. Another thing I am going to say here because I have a right to say it. Every one of those men that signed the Declaration of Independence with General Washington, called upon me as an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Temple at St. George, two consecutive nights, and demanded at my hands that I should go forth and attend to the ordinances of the House of God for them.
Neal A. Maxwell:
Recall the new star that announced the birth at Bethlehem? It was in its precise orbit long before it so shone. We are likewise placed in human orbits to illuminate. Divine correlation functions not only in the cosmos but on this planet, too. After all, the Book of Mormon plates were not buried in Belgium, only to have Joseph Smith born centuries later in distant Bombay. The raising up of that constellation of “wise” Founding Fathers to produce America’s remarkable Constitution, whose rights and protection belong to “every man,” was not a random thing either (see D&C 101:77-78, 80). One historian called our Founding Fathers “the most remarkable generation of public men in the history of the United States or perhaps of any other nation” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, The Birth of the Nation 1968, 245). Another historian added, “It would be invaluable if we could know what produced this burst of talent from a base of only two and a half million inhabitants” (Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam 1984, 18).
George Albert Smith:
I am saying to you that to me the Constitution of the United States of America is just as much from my Heavenly Father as the Ten Commandments.
J. Reuben Clark, Jr.:
To me, my brethren and sisters, that statement of the Lord, “I have established the Constitution of this land,” (D&C 101:80) puts the Constitution of the United States in the position in which it would be if it were written in this book of Doctrine and Covenants itself. This makes the Constitution the word of the Lord to us. That it was given, not by oral utterance, but by the operation of his mind and spirit upon the minds of men, inspiring them to the working out of this great document of human government, does not alter its authority.
I want to say to every man, the Constitution of the United States, as formed by our fathers, was dictated, was revealed, was put into their hearts by the Almighty, who sits enthroned in the midst of the heavens although unknown to them, it was dictated by the revelations of Jesus Christ.
God’s purpose, in raising up these men and inspiring them with daring sufficient to surmount every opposing power, was to prepare the way for the formation of a true Republican government.
Harold B. Lee:
I have often wondered what the expression meant, that out of Zion shall go forth the law. Years ago I went with the brethren to the Idaho Falls Temple, and I heard in that inspired prayer of the First Presidency a definition of the meaning of the term ‘out of Zion shall go forth the law.’ Note what they said: ‘We thank thee that thou hast revealed to us that those who gave us our constitutional form of government were men wise in thy sight and that thou didst raise them up for the very purpose of putting forth that sacred document the Constitution of the United States — (See D&C 101:80) .. ‘We pray that kings and rulers and the peoples of all nations under heaven may be persuaded of the blessings enjoyed by the people of this land by reason of their freedom under thy guidance and be constrained to adopt similar governmental systems, thus to fulfill the ancient prophecy of Isaiah that “out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”‘ (Isaiah 2:3)
Ezra Taft Benson:
I testify that America is a choice land (See 2 Ne. 1:5). God raised up the founding fathers of the United States of America and established the inspired Constitution. (See D&C 101:77-80) This was the required prologue for the restoration of the gospel. (See 3 Ne. 21:4 America will be a blessed land unto the righteous forever and is the base from which God will continue to direct the worldwide latter-day operations of His kingdom. (See 2 Ne. 1:7).
Ezra Taft Benson:
The coming forth of the Constitution is of such transcendent importance in the Lord’s plan that ancient prophets foresaw this event and prophesied of it .. the Constitution fulfilled the ancient prophecy of Isaiah that “out of Zion shall go forth the law” (Isaiah 2:3).
J. Reuben Clark Jr.:
Out of the depths of eternal truth was born the Constitution of the United States .. It is my conviction that God inspired the indicting of that document, the Constitution becomes sacred scripture to me. It is the greatest political heritage ever bequeathed by fathers to their posterity. God grant that we may preserve it.
We trace the hand of the Almighty in framing the constitution of our land, and believe that the Lord raised up men purposely for the accomplishment of this object, raised them up and inspired them to frame the Constitution of the United States.
Gordon B. Hinckley:
The Constitution under which we live, and which has not only blessed us but has become a model for other constitutions, is our God-inspired national safeguard ensuring freedom and liberty, justice and equality before the law.
H. Verlan Andersen:
The Lord has provided civil laws in this dispensation as in others. Although He had no prophet through whom He spoke at the time He caused a government to be established on this chosen land, still we have His assurance through a prophet, that both: “The laws and constitution of the people” were formed under His direction. (D&C 101:77) He raised up “wise men” and worked His will through them. (D&C 10 1:80).
It was through and by the power of God, that the fathers of this country framed the Declaration of Independence, and also that great palladium of human rights, the Constitution of the United States.
M. Russell Ballard:
The freedom and independence afforded by the Constitution and Bill of Rights are divine rights – sacred, essential, and inalienable.