I recently found the following quote and believe it
is significant in our struggle against elitism. The
quote is from John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1821:
"America with the same voice that spoke herself into
existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the
inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the
only lawful foundations of government. America, in
the assembly of nations, since her admission among
them, has inevitably, though often fruitlessly,
held forth to them the hand of honest friendship,
or equal freedom, or generous reciprocity...She has
uniformly spoken among them, though often to
heedless and often to disdained ears, the language
of equal liberty, equal justice, and of equal
rights...Wherever the standard of freedom and
independence has been or shall be unfurled, there
will her heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be.
But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence
of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own."
Can you believe? John Quincy Adams, son of the great revolutionary John Adams, making such an unpatriotic speech as this? Can you imagine the media reaction to this speech and the feast that all the talking heads would have? Yeah, those Founders were wierd......
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