John AdamsJohn Adams, (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

John Adams Quote

“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.”

John AdamsJohn Adams
~ John Adams

In a speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

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A B Hall, Friday Harbor

The 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence would have occurred 1926 ... exactly 100 years after the death of John Adams.

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Editor, Liberty Quotes A B Hall, Friday Harbor 12/1/20

Hmm, you are right.  We'll find the source.  Thanks.

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Editor, Liberty Quotes A B Hall, Friday Harbor 12/1/20

Actually, the quote is from Calvin Coolidge in a speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Calvin.Coolidge.Quote.D53C

Thank you, AB Hall!  Cheers.

jim k, austin

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