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  • The Foundations of Liberty and Freedom in America

    12/31/2019 5:24:15 PM PST · by windhover · 4 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimius ^ | 10/1/2019 | Justice Clarence Thomas
    Justice Clarence Thomas spoke these perhaps prophetic words while dedicating a chapel at Hillsdale College this past October. "Our Country was founded on the view that a correct understanding of the nature of God and the human person is crucial to preserving the liberty that we so enjoy.
  • The Wisdom of John Adams: on Liberty, Tyranny, & the need for Christian virtue

    12/12/2019 1:52:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bill Federer
    John Adams wrote A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765: "The desire of dominion ... when ... restraints are taken off ... becomes an encroaching, grasping, restless, and ungovernable power ... contrived by the great for the gratification of this passion ... Originally formed ... for the necessary defense ... against ... invasions ... yet ... tyranny, cruelty, and lust ... was soon adopted by almost all the princes of Europe ... The people were held in ignorance ... till God in his benign providence raised up the champions who began and conducted the Reformation. From the time...
  • Yes - The Constitution was Necessary

    11/25/2019 1:34:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | November 25th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Matter of the Mississippi River. A not inconsequential percentage of Article V opponents, like those in the John Birch Society, identify as Anti-Federalists. They question the 1780s need for the vigorous government of our Constitution. Those familiar with the era know of Shays’ Rebellion. According to modern Anti-Federalists, Shays’ was the pretext for nationalists like George Washington and James Madison to justify the 1787 Philadelphia Convention. There were other problems facing the infant United States to which the Articles of Confederation proved inadequate. For instance, most of the great European and New World ports were closed to American...
  • From John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798

    08/11/2019 1:42:10 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Founders Online ^ | October 11, 1798 | John Adams
    To the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts Quincy - October 11. 1798 Gentlemen, I have received from Major General Hull and Brigadier General Walker your unanimous Address from Lexington, animated with a martial Spirit and expressed with a military Dignity, becoming your Characters and the memorable Plains, in which it was adopted. While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Letter to John Adams. June 1, 1822

    07/04/2019 5:54:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    The Adams-Jefferson Letters ^ | Monticello Jun 1, 1822 | Thomas Jefferson
    ...To turn to the news of the day, it seems that the Cannibals of Europe are going to eating one another again. A war between Russia and Turkey is like the battle of the kite and snake. Whichever destroys the other leaves a destroyer the less for the world. This pugnacious humor of mankind seems to be the law of his nature, one of the obstacles to too great multiplication provided in the mechanism of the Universe. The cocks of the henyard kill one another up. Boars, bulls, rams do the same. And the horse, in his wild state, kills...
  • 'Ancient Principles' Birthed the Greatest Nation the World Has Ever Known

    07/04/2019 5:30:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 4, 2019 | Trevor Thomas
    On the same day that the Declaration of Independence became official, a telling event further reveals that our founders understood well the “ancient principles” upon which our republic must be built. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed a committee -- consisting of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams -- to design an official seal for the United States. Adams proposed an image of Hercules contemplating the persuasions of Virtue and Sloth. Franklin proposed a biblical theme: Moses standing on the Shore, and extending his Hand over the Sea, thereby causing the same to overwhelm Pharaoh who...
  • JEB BUSH SENDS BIZARRE TWEET ABOUT PRESIDENTS DYING ON JULY 4

    07/04/2019 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 175 replies
    Infowars ^ | 07/04/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “Why the hell would Jeb Bush post this today?”     Governor Jeb Bush provoked a backlash after he sent a strange tweet about presidents who died on July 4, with many taking it as a veiled dig at President Trump.“Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?” tweeted Bush along with a link to a story which explained how, “Three Founding Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4.”    
  • John Adams Wanted Independence Day Celebrated With 'Devotion to God...Pomp and Parade...Guns, (TR)

    07/03/2019 6:38:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 3, 2019 | CNS News Staff
    John Adams Wanted Independence Day Celebrated With 'Devotion to God...Pomp and Parade...Guns, Bells, Bonfires' (CNSNews.com) - Americans declared their independence from Britain on July 2, 1776, a date that John Adams called "the most memorable epocha in the history of America.” A portion of John Adams July 3, 1776 letter to his wife, in which he discusses his vision for America's Independence Day. Congress approved the Declaration two days later, on July 4, which we now celebrate as Independence Day. Writing to his wife on July 3, 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams said he believed the occasion would be "celebrated,...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by John Adams

    05/29/2019 8:21:09 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 3 replies
    Self-Published | 5/29/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by John Adams. Click image (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.John Adams was the 2nd President of the United States, but more importantly, he was one of the instigators and progenitors, along with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who provided the initial spark to create the U.S. Constitution. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidential spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter...
  • Our Unbalanced Constitution and Article V

    04/15/2019 1:28:29 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 15th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: John Adams Reconsiders Republican Government. The American Revolution wasn’t a simple colonial rebellion against English imperialism. It was first and foremost a social revolution. We can hardly imagine today the leap in men’s minds from a stratified social order in which all honors were gifts from a King, to that of free and equal republican citizens. In his 1776 Thoughts on Government, John Adams viewed politics as a straightforward struggle between rulers and the people. Cast off monarchy, and indeed all executive authority, and let a virtuous people govern themselves. The Articles of Confederation reflect this reliance on public...
  • How John Adams Predicted Bernie Sanders and His Acolytes

    03/02/2019 12:30:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | William Sullivan
    And ultimately, we may only keep as much as they might allow through the government’s ever-increasing assertion of its ownership, a mandate which becomes more firmly placed with each popular declaration that all property is, somehow, communal. Again returning to Adams, he predicted this: "The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." And he even provides a description as to how it would happen, which, again, is eerily similar to...
  • Do you know which former U.S. president was born on July 4?

    07/04/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 3,447+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Nicholas Hrkman
    •President Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vt., on July 4, 1872. He is the only president born on July 4; however, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth of July. •One lucky Philadelphian purchased a $4 picture at a flea market. Behind the picture was an original 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence. It was sold to TV producer Norman Lear for $8.1 million. •After the war, King George III rationalized that Washington would become a dictator and make the Americans yearn for royal rule. When he was told that Washington planned to...
  • John Hancock: What prevents 'iron grasp of tyranny'?

    03/05/2018 6:56:20 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/4/2018 | Bill Federer
    The French and Indian War ended in 1763 with the French losing Canada and all their land east of the Mississippi River. King George III decided to leave troops in the American colonies in case of future French incursions or native uprisings. British troops were to be paid with taxes collected from the colonies: the Sugar Tax of 1764 the Stamp Tax of 1765 the Townshend Acts of 1767, taxing glass, paint and paper As the Colonies had no representative in Parliament, the cry arose, “No taxation without representation.” The king imposed Writs of Assistance in 1765 allowing British authorities...
  • John Adams: A Government of Laws, and Not Men, in Virginia

    09/16/2017 5:25:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    They say past is prologue. Let’s hope so in this fall’s election for Virginia attorney general. In a state of so many founders that advanced the cause of individual liberty, religious freedom and the rule of law, Republican John Adams is running for attorney general on a record and platform that fully embraces this cause. Not only does Virginia’s John Adams share the Massachusetts founder’s name and principles, but he’s actually related to Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. The original John Adams talked famously of “a government of laws, and not of men,” and his son John Quincy remarked...
  • VA democrats attack the NRA

    08/24/2017 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from VA dims
    Last week, the National Rifle Association endorsed the full Republican ticket -- Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams. The NRA promotes policies that would make our communities, schools, and children less safe -- from allowing guns in schools to opposing universal background checks. But one Virginian is killed every 10 hours by a gun. That’s why Ralph and the Democratic ticket are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA -- because commonsense gun laws are important for the safety of the commonwealth. Will you chip in today to help us counter the NRA’s support of the GOP...
  • To Fully Understand the Ruling Oligarchy (what we call the Establishment), read John Adams

    03/03/2017 10:39:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Vanity
    250 years removed from the current political atmosphere, and writing about governments that existed 1,000 or 2,000 years before his own time, yet nothing is new. All the attempted and successful coups, all the intrigue, all the backstabbing, all the power-maneuvering - it's all been done before. It's about power - obtaining it, retaining it, protecting it, and destroying those who dare to attempt to take it away. John Adams speaks eternal truths that give insight into the mindset of those currently in power.
  • Wanted: An Aristocratic Senate

    12/26/2016 2:10:30 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Despite our best efforts, we occasionally stumble along the way of life. On the discovery of our mistakes, we correct them, learn, move on, and hopefully avoid repetition. As our capacity to learn improves with age, we learn from the mistakes others as well. But, perhaps the wisest among us learn from the successes of others. To avoid as many of life’s natural pitfalls as possible, pay attention to the examples of the successful, good, and virtuous. That which applies to our personal lives extends to society and that expression of society, republican government. Few republican governments of any extended...
  • John Adams on Aristocracy, Democracy, and Tyranny

    12/21/2016 1:53:34 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    My previous posts regarding repeal of the horrid 17th Amendment were built on a simple republican foundation; members of republics are represented in the lawmaking body. The Constitution acts on the people and states, and both had their place in congress until 1913. In its wake, the 17th Amendment left behind a federal Constitution without a federal government. Here, I take a different tack as to why the 17A must go. I will show from the standpoint of balancing society's natural proclivities, we must reestablish a federal senate of the states. Without a strong middle institution to repel democracy, the...
  • Did John Adams agree with Jefferson that Slavery belongs at the feet of the King?

    09/23/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemispere, or to incure miserable death in their transportation hither. this piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. [determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold,] he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every...
  • Jefferson's Qu'ran, Glenn Beck, and John Adams - an update

    04/07/2016 2:37:59 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Recently I wrote about Jefferson's Koran, primarily focusing in on the Koran written in 1647 by Sieur du Ryer. Problem is, that wasn't Jefferson's Koran. Had I taken the time to look into Keith Ellison, I probably would've figured that out by lifting all the rocks to see what was underneath them. Since I have absolutely no interest in Ellison, certain questions went unanswered. They now get answered. At least, to the best of my ability. First, let's clear up what I mistakenly wrote at the time. Jefferson did not own Sieur du Ryer's Koran. Jefferson owned George Sale's translation.(which...