John Adams - Second American President


"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." 

"Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual private defense."
-- John Adams, A Defense of the Constitution of the Government of the USA, 471 (1788)

"The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
- John Adams, "Notes for an Oration at Braintree", 1772

"The vice presidency is not worth a bucket of warm spit." 

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
John Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. 
Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law
John Adams (1735-1826) - 2nd American president

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- John Adams

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