"And for this purpose have I [the Lord] established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood."
- Doctrine & Covenants, Section 101, Verse 80 (written 1833)
The Book of Mormon has some scriptures about America, which have special meaning to Latter-Day Saints in the United States.
Ezra Taft Benson
It is fitting to acknowledge here that we are a worldwide church, with members in many different countries; and that in the words of President Benson, we "cherish patriotism and love of country in all lands." (see April 1976 General Conference talk) But today, I would like to talk about these scriptures which have special meaning to American Mormons.