“Jack looked out the window as they passed the Mormon temple, just outside the beltway near Connecticut Avenue. A decidedly odd-looking building, it had grandeur with its marble columns and gilt spires. The beliefs represented by that impressive structure seemed curious . . . but the people who held them were honest and hardworking and fiercely loyal to their country because they believed in what America stood for . . . something more important than man’s corporeal existence."
(Clear & Present Danger, Berkley: Penguin Group (1990), Ch. 23, "The Games Begin").