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John Adams – The jaws of power are always opened

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John AdamsThe jaws of power are always opened to devour and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.

John Adams   (1735-1826)
A Dissertation on the Canon and Federal Law

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Jame Mattis – Powers of intimidation and inspiration

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Jame MattisAmerica has two fundamental powers. One is the power of intimidation. I was part of it and America will defend herself and our idea, this experiment that we call America. And that’s all it is, is an experiment in democracy. But the other power I think that perhaps we have used less in recent years, last 20 years maybe, is the power of inspiration. And I think that the power of inspiration of America at times has got to be employed just as strongly.

Jame Mattis   (1950-)
Senate confirmation hearing

John Adams – My political creed

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John AdamsThe fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor.

John Adams   (1735-1826)