This afternoon to start his radio show, Rush Limbaugh said:
Today, as we start the radio program, America is hanging by a thread. So we have to see what we can do with a thread. At the end of the day, our freedom has been assaulted. This is the kind of change that people did not think they were going to get when they voted for Barack Obama. Freedom must win the day.
Is this the first indication of a supposed prophetic fulfillment? Though the Church denied the validity of the claim, many Mormons have heard the prophecy that the constitution would hang by a thread. Consider the following quotes: (link to article containing these)
Joseph Smith, 10 March 1844:
Even this nation will be on the verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is on the brink of ruin this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.
Joseph Smith, “Found among loose sermons” (Can’t verify the date)
The time would come when the constitution and government would hang by a brittle thread and would be ready to fall into other hands but this people the latter-day saints will step forth and save it.
Eliza R. Snow:
“I heard the prophet say, ‘The time will come when the government of these United States will be so nearly overthrown through its corruption, that the Constitution will hang as it were by a single hair, and the Latter-day Saints-the Elders of Israel-will step forward to its rescue and save it.’ “
I can’t say whether or not this current possible constitutional crisis is severe enough to spark the fulfillment of this prophecy. However, I do believe that our government (probably on both sides of the aisle) has been so corrupted that it is incumbent on good, honorable, and honest people to uphold the Constitution.