Monday, January 19, 2009

Samuel Adams - We Are Accountable to God for Our Vote

According to Wikipedia:

Samuel Adams (September 27 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams was instrumental in garnering the support of the colonies for rebellion against Great Britain, eventually resulting in the American Revolution, and was also one of the key architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped American political culture. He was the second cousin of John Adams.

Adams said:

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he
is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

Samuel Adams, Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781.

The above from Liberty Counsel

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