• I believe that God has endowed men with certain inalienable rights as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property, and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.

    Ezra Taft Benson (1988). “The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson”, Bookcraft Pubs