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"It is not only the juror's right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment and conscience, though in direct opposition to the instruction of the court."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."
(A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."
(letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808)
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Public business must always be done by somebody... If wise men decline it, others will not; if honest men refuse it, others will not."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private - and public virtue is the only foundation of republics."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"...religion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"Fear is the foundation of most governments."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
John AdamsJohn Adams
––2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

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