Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Human passions unbridled

Today's quote is from John Adams, one of the prime architects of the Constitution (and our second president, for those who, like me, have not memorized the whole chain of succession):

We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made for a moral and a religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.

Wholly inadequte, indeed.

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