Tuesday, July 08, 2008

John Adams quotes

In the post below about Jesse Helms and Rush Limbaugh, I had intended to contrast the lofty sentiments of the founders with meanest sentiments of Helms. I determined not to, though, because it was a lot like contrasting the Founders at their best with Helms at his worst. That said, while looking up quotes I did come across a doozy from the Founding Father of the moment, John Adams.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Ironic that the Democratic Congress seems determined to trust President Bush with the power to endanger the public liberty. Depressing.

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