“All laws that are proper and correct, and all obligations entered into which are not violative of the constitution should be kept inviolate. But if they are violative of the constitution, then the compact between the rulers and the ruled is broken and the obligation ceases to be binding.” (John Taylor, explaining our obligation to law while presiding over the Church at a turbulent time when relations with the federal government were particularly rocky. Journal of Discourses, 26: 350-351. February 20, 1884.)

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