Thursday, June 27, 2013

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"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions."--John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776What do you think?  Have we lost our public passion?  Have we in fact handed it over to the government so we can entertain our own personal pleasures?





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