Thursday, December 15, 2011

An empire of laws, and not of men

I'm a fan of the founding fathers, they have a lot to say that's worth taking in. That President John Adams made the comment about "an empire of laws, and not of men" is true, but this is an essay that it would be well worth it for you to look into and read. It's a short read, but there's a lot of meat here. Or as soon as I'm finished recording, download it and use it the audio to help reinforce the ideals of liberty. Having done as much recording as I've been doing over the last year or so, I'm getting much more comfortable behind a mic. It's time to raise our founders off of those pages.


Full text: Thoughts on Government: Applicable to the Present State of the American Colonies - John Adams

There's actually a lot here. John Adams was a fan of republics, so much so that he stated that a republican government is the only form of good government. He was not a fan of democracies, and was outspoken about that too. I'll have to put those together at a later time. Here, we have Adams explaining in detail some examples of congressional corruption. How familiar does most of this sound to you?

2 comments:

  1. I'd be happy to talk sometime. what is the best way to get a hold of you?

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  2. I'll send you a PM on youtube. Thanks.

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