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“When we go to foreign countries, we teach a model constitution which has been drawn up by the Freemen Institute [LDS think-tank] here. It is patterned similarly after the U.S. Constitution. We’ve taken certain concepts of the [LDS] Restored Gospel and incorporated them into our working model of what an ideal constitution should be.”

Interview with an anonymous official, Freemen Institute, Salt Lake City, (ca. 1981), as quoted in John Heinerman and Anson Shupe, The Mormon Corporate Empire (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, February 1986), 154.