Another take on Adams


I found Aaron Ginsburg’s recent article about Rabbi Soloveichik’s presentation at the Newport Historical Society (September 2023) pretty interesting, especially the quotes from John Adams. I didn’t know that he had said those things. I’d like to submit another quote from him as it relates to our times:
“...We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

David Middlemiss

Cranston, RI