We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

Twelfth Article of Faith


All right team, our goal is freedom. Now let’s get in there and win freedom. We all know what the plays are: congressmen, forwards; judicial branch, guards; legislative branch, center. Now pass that love, dribble that kindness, but most of all make every shot at freedom count. When the game is over, if we win, we’ll really want to hang on to our victory to help our fans live peacefully. The team’s captain is the executive branch. After the game is over we can thank our coach, Heavenly Father. The trophy we will get will be the greatest and most treasured honor that the United States will receive. We will dedicate this game to the freedom fighters of America.

Jim Powner, Age 12
Indianapolis, Indiana

Patriotism should be sought for and will be found in right living. No man can be a good Latter-day Saint and not be true to the best interests and general welfare of his country.

Joseph Smith

Every Latter-day Saint should sustain, honor, and obey the constitutional law of the land in which he lives.

President Spencer W. Kimball

Illustrated by Roland Sparks