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3 Days Before Election, Adams Persists


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With 3 days before the election, these quotes from Founding Father John Adams (one of my favorite persons ever to have roamed the planet) are more pertinent than ever:
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“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

*There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”

“To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.”

“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.”

“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”

“Thanks to God that he gave me stubbornness when I know I am right”
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* Vote with care, my fellow Americans. And don’t forget:

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” ~ John Adams (26 April 1777)

Hillary/Trump photos compliments of CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/05/opinions/clinton-trump-made-for-each-other-opinion-zelizer/

John Adams painting compliments of LiteraryAgents.com:
http://www.literarygents.com/home/john-adams-the-second-president-of-the-united-states

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