[Rushtalk] John Adams on public slavery aka welfare

Carl Spitzer Winblows at lavabit.com
Mon Jan 7 21:05:51 MST 2013

"The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such,
as to grow every day more and more encroaching.  Like a cancer; it eats
faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the
pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited
and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day
increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue,
integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of
ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness,
and downright venality swallow up the whole of society. "    

John Adams  1790's
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