Powerful Promises of the Book of Mormon Mosiah Chapter 29 Among other things, this chapter is a major document on how to set up righteous civil governments for the fair and proper governing of all the citizens of a nation.
Read Doctrine and Covenants 134:12
As he nears the end of his life, King Mosiah gives a clear and masterful explanation to his people of how such a government must be established. He recommended that they: 1. No longer have kings 2. He emphasizes citizen involvement in running the country 3. The vital role of free elections 4. Responsibilities of citizens to elect leaders whose lives reflect respect for God's laws "There is no power that can wreck the government that God has established in this country unless it be the people themselves." Anthony Ivins (Ensign October 1982)