A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.




A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. --Samuel Adams

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

Samuel Adams

Year: 1779
Context: Letter to James Warren
Tags: America, Letter to James Warren, Samuel Adams, diissolution, enemy, force, invader, liberties, manners, overthrow, principles, subdued, surrender, virtuous, 1779



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