Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men... —John Adams, Thoughts on Government 1776
The founding fathers knew what they were talking about! Why do you think they say "if you don't know history then you are doomed to repeat it"? Think about what all those old saying mean! They were gifts from out ancestors!! History DOES repeat itself but an educated patriot can keep a watchful eye on his republic and protect it, Many will try to corrupt and steal it!!
Fake. It's also been attributed to John Adams, and states that it seems to have originated as a paraphrase of something by that Adams from a 1987 article in Parade magazine. The earliest publication of this quote yet found is 1990. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Samuel_Adams
These men knew more than you think.. "It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." ~ Benjamin Franklin "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty tha...