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Salt Lake Tribune, January 6, 1880 “The people of the rest of the country are our enemies…. We believe in honesty, morality, and purity; but when they enact tyrannical laws, forbidding us the free exercise or our religion, we cannot submit. God is greater than the United States, and when the government conflicts with heaven, we will be ranged under the banner of heaven and against the government…Polygamy is a divine institution. It has been handed down direct from God. The United States cannot abolish it. No nation on the earth can prevent it, nor all the nations of the earth combined…I defy the United States; I will obey God.” — John Taylor (more…)

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