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There Once Was A Place Called America

weluvdarams Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:21 PM
"Our Consitution was written for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." John Adams. Perhaps not an exact quote, but close enough. I would have added "...a moral, religious, and SELF-RELIANT people..." The founders expected American citizens to be self-reliant and responsible for most of their own affairs. It says so in the last four words of the 10th Amerndment.
natch Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:35 PM
You didn't source the John Adams quote and I would like to see it. The Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams is in conflict with what you have quoted him as saying. Here is the link to the treaty:

http://www.nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm
weluvdarams Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:32 PM
http://www.beliefnet.com/resourcelib/docs/115/Message_from_John_Adams_to_the_Officers_of_the_First_Brigade_1.html

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"There once was a place called America," our children's children will one day write, "a bright and shining city on a hill, divinely placed by God to serve as a beacon of hope to the entire world. A land filled with generous-hearted souls who showered the needy the world over with their abundant blessings."

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