BYU Speeches by L. Tom Perry

Signing the Constitution - 5

(The Old Man Wept – Del Parson)

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world of commerce, and it was not there.  Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand her genius and power.  America is great because she is good.  If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” (Famous French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831)

BYU Speeches by L. Tom Perry

Truth and Liberty – September 17, 1987

The Heritage of Our Summer Holidays – August 3, 1980

The Church and the American Bicentennial – February 24, 1976


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