Samuel Adams pointed out a sobering fact concerning our political survival as a free people when he said:
” But neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chose into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, 1:22.)
He then went on to say that public officials should not be chosen if they are lacking in experience, training, proven virtue, and demonstrated wisdom. He said the task of the electorate is to choose those whose “fidelity has been tried in the nicest and tenderest manner, and had been ever firm and unshaken.” (Ibid.)
(Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap, p. 47)
November is coming; Obama is visibly rattled, when he’s not laughing off his former supporter’s pleas for a little substance.
Remember in the pre-White-House-occupation campaign, his minions gloated that Barack Obama was a “constitutional scholar?” Yeah right – Obama can’t even quote the Declaration of Independence correctly.
Imagine Samuel Adams (patriot) meeting Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton, or Nancy Pelosi (not patriots) on the street. Who would he clobber first? Leave your punchline in the comments.