Even though he recognized the 2nd of July to be our true day to celebrate, did John Adams foresee a time in our future when our Country would be assailed by errors, follies, and vices? Did he predict a time in our Country when we would elect a foreign born racist who hates us so much as to produce such corruption, venality, immorality and division, as to destroy us? And did he not also give us the prescription to correct ourselves, as well as predict the coming struggle and victory over our current detractors?
“…It may be the will of Heaven that America will suffer calamities still more wasting, and distress yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case, it will have this good effect at least. It will inspire us with many virtues which we have not, and correct many errors, follies and vices which threaten to disturb, dishonor and destroy us. The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in States as well as individuals…But I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.” ~ John Adams, July 3, 1776 (to wife, Abigail)
May God Bless America.
July 4, 2015
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