The Wisdom of John Adams: on Liberty, Tyranny, & the Need for Christian Virtue - American Minute with Bill Federer
On June 21, 1776, John Adams wrote:
"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
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."