“The happiness of society is the end of goverment.” – John Adams
“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” – John Adams
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the goverment of any other.” - John Adams
“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.” – John Adams
“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.” – John Adams
“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.” – 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.” - John Adams
Mr. Adams is one of my favorite presidents. He was a man ahead of his time. His opinions are as relevant today as they were in the early days of this nation. He understood that with great power comes great responsibility.
America is a divided nation now; it is not the same country I grew up in. We are headed towards Socialism/Communism and it has failed everywhere it’s been tried. Unless all Americans learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.
During the past few days, I’ve read many comments at various online sites. I’m surprised at the lack of knowledge about history and current events. Several generations of young people have been shortchanged when it comes to being taught American history. For the most part, they are being taught only the liberal’s point of view and learning about famous liberals in our nation’s history. I know this for a fact because I’ve seen it firsthand.
Third graders in Georgia are taught about people generally associated with the left such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall. Besides Paul Revere, no conservative or Republican was included for study during the third grade school year. The curriculum should be balanced with an equal amount of historical people from both the left and the right.
No wonder the young people of America are so misguided, they are only being taught one viewpoint of our history with many essential people and important facts omitted.