12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
To create harmony in this world, we do need leaders. The Book of Mormon teaches that we should be careful about the kind of leadership we choose. We should choose righteous leaders who will uphold our freedoms.
We also believe that laws also create order and harmony, so obeying the law is important to us. There are times when the government makes choices that are not in accordance with God's law. In this case, people should seek to change the government, but should still obey the law. I believe that in cases where people are forced, by law to do things that are contrary to God's will, those who made the laws will be held accountable at judgement day, such as in the case of forced abortion in China.