President Dallin H. Oaks speaks during the Sunday afternoon session of the 191st Annual General Conference on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

The frank rebuttal to partisanship in President Dallin H. Oaks’ recent talk on the U.S. Constitution has been driving conversation since he gave it on April 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the 191st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The talk was timely, according to political and legal sources, because while politicians, pundits and social media hawks increasingly insist on party loyalty, President Oaks said no party can meet all of the needs of a voter and that voters should act independently of parties when they don’t.


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