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

John Adams Quote

“Elections, especially of representatives and counselors, should be annual, there not being in the whole circle of the sciences a maxim more infallible than this, “where annual elections end, there slavery begins.” These great men ... should be (chosen) once a year—Like bubbles on the sea of matter bourne, they rise, they break, and to the sea return. This will teach them the great political virtues of humility, patience, and moderation, without which every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey.”

John AdamsJohn Adams
~ John Adams

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I like it - there is one untried thought.

jim k, austin tx

Someone once said,"Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards."

Ronw13, Yachats Or

There are not enough stars !

cal, lewisville, tx

Those who legislate for us would never allow this.

E Archer, NYC

But what happens when the same guy gets elected for 40 years! That is one LONG bubble. Congress added term limits to the Presidency but don't expect them to limit their own terms!

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Once a year. !! Period !


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