"Yea, well did Mosiah say, who was our last king, when he was about to deliver up the kingdom, having no one to confer it upon, causing that this people should be governed by their own voices—yea, well did he say that if the time should come that the voice of this people should choose iniquity, that is, if the time should come that this people should fall into transgression, they would be ripe for destruction. And now I say unto you that well doth the Lord judge of your iniquities; well doth he cry unto this people, by the voice of his angels: Repent ye, repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," Alma 10:19-20.
Although this (and all scripture) is a history of people long ago, it was recorded for our day. A representative government cannot work if the people are not virtuous. It is impossible to save a wicked people from itself. The time has come in the U.S. that the voice of the people choose iniquity and transgression. Are we then ripe for destruction? Is there still time to repent? The whole is not greater than the sum of its parts. If the majority of the people repent and choose righteousness, we may yet retain our liberty.