The work and accomplishments of John Adams, though pivotal for the United States of America, are not always understood and appreciated.
This video shows the key role he played in creating support for the Declaration of Independence.
As Patriotic Moms, are we preparing young patriots who will be able to eloquently defend liberty in America?
“Objects of the most stupendous magnitude. Measures which will affect the lives of millions, born and unborn are now before us. We must expect a great expense of blood and pain, but we must always remember that a free constitution of civil government can not be purchased at too dear a rate as there is nothing on this side of Jerusalem of greater importance to mankind.
"My worthy colleague from Pennsylvania, has spoken with great ingenuity and eloquence. He has given you a grim prognostication of our national future, but where he foresees apocalypse, I see hope. I see a new nation ready to take its place in the world, not an empire, but a republic and a republic of laws, not men. Gentlemen, we are in the very midst of revolution, the most complete, unexpected and remarkable in the history of the world.
"How few of the human race have every had an opportunity of choosing a system of government for themselves and for their children?
"I am not without apprehensions gentlemen, but the end we have in sight is more than worth all the means. My believe says that the hour has come, my judgment approves this measure and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, all that I am and all I that I hope in this life I am now ready to stake upon it.
"While I live, let me have a country. A free country!”