The Government of God

John Taylor, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880-1887

On The Incompetency Of The Means Made Use Of By Man To Regenerate The World

“There is also another political party, who desire, through the influence of legislation and coercion, to level the world. To say the least, it is a species of robbery… Let this principle exist, and all energy and enterprise would be crushed. Men would be afraid of again accumulating, lest they should again be robbed. Industry and talent would have no stimulant, and confusion and ruin would inevitably follow.”