LeRoy Collins Commentary 252

Commentary #252
17 December 2008

Patriot's Daily Quote - John Adams

Our forefathers knew this credo well in the 18th Century. It is a pity we are having so much trouble with its simple precepts today......200 years later.

/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.

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"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions."

John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 16 April 1776

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/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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