As food for thought, here are 3 verses from scripture (Doctrine and Covenants 134) on government:
1 We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society.The right and control of property in verse 2? That's anathema to many of our politicians, who have no objection to stripping away your property for all the good causes they come up with (like, say, helping their banker baron friends or handing it to nations that don't like us). And protection of life? The sheer horror of partial birth abortion, so vigorously supported by some politicians (even a leading candidate) as a "right" when it can be nothing else but callous murder, is a warning sign that those who rule are not just men. If one can be so callous as to allow partial birth abortion - or, unthinkable as it is, would call for killing viable babies who by chance survive an abortion attempt - how can any human being think such a person has any right to represent Americans in the halls of government?
2 We believe that no government can exist in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life. . . .
7 We believe that rulers, states, and governments have a right, and are bound to enact laws for the protection of all acitizens in the free exercise of their religious belief; but we do not believe that they have a right in justice to deprive citizens of this privilege, or proscribe them in their opinions, so long as a regard and reverence are shown to the laws and such religious opinions do not justify sedition nor conspiracy.
We must urge our elected officials to stand for the fundamentals rights our freedom is based upon - respect for life, respect for property rights, and respect for freedom of conscience. All are at risk, but change is possible.