Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave
beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship,
but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised
up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this
earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new
Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all
other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will
come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I
repeat, men may fail, but this nation won’t fail. I have faith in
America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the
teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we
must pay heed to these challenges.
I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the
greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the
land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite
whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through.