Those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed the Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of Heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits . . . inspired of the Lord.
Everyone of those men that signed the Declaration of Independence, with George Washington, . . . called upon me, as an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Temple at St. George two consecutive nights and demanded at my hand that I should go forth and attend to the ordinances of the house of God for them. . . .
Would those spirits have called upon me, as an Elder in Israel, to perform that work if they had not been noble spirits before God? They would not. . . . Said they: “. . . We laid the foundation of the government you now enjoy, and we never apostatized from it, but we remained true to it and were faithful to God.
President Wilford Woodruff, Journal of Discourses 19:229
Sometimes, I think that just because the Founding Fathers were not members of the Church, that they didn't have a similar belief system that we do. Not true.
The Lord selected them in the pre-existence to raise up a Constitution that protects rights and freedoms. And because of that protection that the Constitution affords, the way was set for the Restoration of the Lord's truth and Plan, which happened shortly after.
Think about that. They were the best spirits on the earth. Not just in America, but on the entire planet. And they were all together. Don't tell me that God is not in charge, even today.
Makes me appreciate more this great country and what America means!!