John Adams on Interviews with Gods


268095_221785734520493_3067605_n“The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature. . . . [In] the formation of the American governments . . . it will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of heaven. . . . These governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.” John Adams, in “A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America” (1787-1788)

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