The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue…




The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue…

The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue… --John Adams

The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people, in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers, and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.

John Adams

Year: 1776
Context: letter to Zabdiel Adams
Tags: a spirit which nourishes freedom, change their rulers, foundation, free constitution, government, greater measure, into our people, lasting liberty



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