13 July 2009

John Adams Says

"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

--John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772

3 comments:

Tricia said...

He is awesome. We rented a video about him from the library and it was great. Or so said the boys. I still need to watch it.

Ritsumei said...

John Adams is definitely on my list of folks to learn more about!

mormonhermitmom said...

Adams is cool. Except I would disagree about the power to voluntarily become a slave - it's called consumer debt.

But Yeah! Adams rocks!

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