If the Mormon Trail had “State Troopers,” which one fine would have been imposed far more than any other?
a. Reckless driving
b. Driving under the influence
c. Improper lane changes
b. The members attitude towards Brigham Young
Records for the 1870s identify many who did right when too many around them were careless. One is John Picknell, an older man. Noting the critical spirit some members manifested towards Brigham Young, he counseled, “Don’t find fault, especially with the president, he may do wrong, as well as we, it matters not what those over us may do, its none of our business. If they give us the priesthood, & they apostatize the next day it don’t matter to us, we are right if we do right!”
Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 284.