Founding Fathers Quotes…John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams:

• “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Saviour of the world, your most joyous and
most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?” “Is it not that, in the
chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday
of the Saviour? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is
it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the
foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human
government upon the first precepts of Christianity”?
–1837, at the age of 69, when he delivered a Fourth of July speech at Newburyport,

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John Quincy Adams

“The Law given from Sinai [The Ten Commandments] was a civil and municipal as well
as a moral and religious code.”
John Quincy Adams. Letters to his son. p. 61

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