Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Topic: Justice, Vision, & Leadership
Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by… morality and Religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the first Vice President (1789–97) and second President of the United States (1797–1801). He was a lawyer, diplomat, political theorist, and a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest adviser Abigail and late in life, with his sometime colleague and rival, Thomas Jefferson.
Letter to Massachusetts Militia
Wilson, Andrew, editor. World Scripture II. Universal Peace Federation, 2011, p. 981 [John Adams (Letter to the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts Quincy October 11. 1798)].
Theme: A Vision of America
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