Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church of Jesus Christ said:
"Will the Constitution be destroyed? No: it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, 'The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction.' It will be so." (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p.15)
Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of the Church of Jesus Christ said:
"Unfortunately, we as a nation have apostatized in various degrees from different Constitutional principles as proclaimed by the inspired founders. We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: 'Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.'" (Ensign, November 1987,p.4)
This poses a question: When this nation is on "the very verge of crumbing to pieces" and "the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin," will we know the Constitution well enough and the principles of freedom that were used to create it well enough that we will be able to "bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction" ?
You may think to yourself, "But this probably won't even happen in my lifetime! So why worry about it?" Let's say that the Constitution isn't on the brink of destruction for another 50 - 100 years. Who will save it then? Will it be your grandchildren? Great-grandchildren? Only if you have taught your children about the Constitution, so that they can teach their children, and their children's children etc. They will not learn about it at school. These things are not taught any more. You must teach them to your children and you can only do that well if you know the principles of freedom and the Constitution yourself. Educate yourself! It is vital to the preservation of the Constitution and freedom.