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LETTER: A quote from John Adams

| June 27, 2023 1:37 PM

Dear editor and fellow readers,

On the eve of our 4th of July celebration, let us reflect on the words of John Adams, our second President. He was one of the guiding lights in the creation of our Constitutional Republic, and the Declaration of Independence.

Amidst our scheduled activities of boating, camping, playing, fireworks, etc. planned for this coming holiday on Tuesday, maybe we can all take a minute to pause to say a prayer of thanks and gratitude for our Founding Generation and Adams in particular.

My favorite John Adams quote is, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

On this July 4th, we should all ask ourselves: Are we living our lives in such a way that reflects the values of what our Founders believed in and stood for, in order to carry on and strengthen our Republic? Just sayin'.

Garth Dano

Moses Lake