Joseph Smith is said to have prophesied that one day the US Constitution would hang by a thread, and that the Latter-day Saints would play a role in saving it. His concern over the future of the Constitution was witnessed and recorded as early as 1840, and his statement about the Constitution in the last days eventually hanging “by a brittle thread” was given in a speech in May 1843, as recorded by James Burgess, long before two men wrote down what they called his “White Horse Prophecy” – now widely repudiated – that also spoke about the Constitution one day hanging by a thread. See “The White Horse Prophecy” by George Cobabe, made available by FAIRLDS.org.
I say that only to remind you that there may be a legitimate basis for accepting the prophetic warning that the Constitution would one day be severely threatened, and that the Latter-day Saints would then need to rise up and resist its fall. Some of our critics make fun of us for keeping that statement in our lore when the alleged context, the White Horse prophecy, has been rejected as false. But the White Horse prophecy, however bogus, was not the source.
So it’s OK to accept that statement as a potentially valid prophecy. Might also be a good idea to look at what’s happening and do something. Any of you folks ready to stand? We’re staring at the most grandiose, audacious grab of power and wealth in the history of the world.