165 years ago today - Mar 2, 1856

[Brigham Young]

There are men here, by the score, who do not know their right hands from their left, so far as the principle of justice is concerned. Does our High Council? No, for they will let men throw dust in their eyes, until you cannot find the hundredth millionth part of an ounce of common sense in them. You may go to the Bishops' courts, and what are they? A set of old grannies. They cannot judge a case pending between two old women, to say nothing of a case between man and man. We have already dropped many of them, and we are picking up young men. We will train them, and tell them to serve God or apostatize. The time is coming when justice will be laid to the line and righteousness to the plummet; when we shall take the old broad sword and ask, '"Are you for God?'" and if you are not heartily on the Lord's side, you will be hewn down.

[Journal of Discourses. Liverpool, England, 1853-86. 3:221-22, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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