Wisdom Of The Day: John Adams

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”

~ John Adams, Thoughts On Government, 1776

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2 Responses to Wisdom Of The Day: John Adams

  1. LesCon says:

    Like the quote. Progressives are very clever at redefining concepts like ‘government’ and ‘the people’ and very adept at twisting what seems like obvious definitions into something unrecongnizable. And I think that kind of newspeak is the greatest danger to our republic.

    • Thank you for visiting and commenting! You are 100% coreect with the idea of “redefining concepts” that comes from Progressives… You just reminded me of another favorite quote from Sam Adams: “How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!”

      We are seeing terms redefined, history rewritten, and statements of negativity falsely projected onto their opposition from the Progressives. We are experiencing some of the greatest tests of our First Amendment ever. It is no longer reserved for political rhetoric from politician to politician… everyone and everything is fair game now.

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