"The conduct of the 'unjust judge' towards the 'poor widow' might raise the blush of shame upon our national cheek, if the nation possessed as fine sensibilities and as much discernment as that 'unjust judge.' He saw that his own peace, ease, and happiness depended upon his avenging the 'poor widow.' And if the peace, ease, and happiness of these United States, in future, do not depend upon their redressing 'Mormon' wrongs, (though they may not fear God, neither regard man,) then the lord does not speak by me. The nation will soon find out whether 'wrath and indignation come upon the people in the shape of earthquakes, thunderings, and lightnings, tempests, -the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds; and all things being in commotion, while fear comes upon all people.' The nations may have occasion to consider the treasures of hail and snow reserved for the last days- even the day of battle for the controversy of Zion. They may yet learn that the nation and kingdom that will not serve Zion shall perish; yea, that such nations shall be utterly wasted."
-Orson Hyde JD 6:49