Brigham Young: when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the Mormon Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it (Journal of Discourses 2:182).
J. Reuben Clark, Mormon apostle, said, You and I have heard all our lives that the time may come when the Constitution may hang by a thread. I do not know whether it is a thread, or a small rope by which it now hangs, but I do know that whether it shall live or die is now in the balance (Conference Report, October 1942, p.58).
Ezra Taft Benson stated, In connection with attack on the United States, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith there would be an attempt to overthrow the country by destroying the Constitution. Joseph Smith predicted that the time would come when the Constitution would hang, as it were, by a thread, and at that time "this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction (Conference Report, October 1961, p.70).
In 2000, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch made reference to the prophecy while complaining about the Democrats tolerating everything that is bad. Said Hatch, I've never seen it worse than this, where the Constitution literally is hanging by a thread
Something to think about.
Anyone can look at the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith . . . Brigham Young and others[.] I have always felt that they meant that sometime the question of whether we are going to proceed on the basis of the Constitution would arise and at this point government leaders who were Mormons would be involved in answering that question.
He didn't say it precisely, but he was speaking to an audience that was quite familiar with the words of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young regarding the Constitution and the role of LDS leaders.
a statement attributed to Joseph Smith, according to which the Constitution would “hang by a thread” and be rescued, if at all, only with the help of the Saints. (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.1, 1992)
Whats different now about the Constitution that Joey Smith and the early Mormons would consider fatal ???
Slavery has been abolished...
Women and blacks have equal rights..
Women and blacks have the vote...