John Adams was such a badass. Even when he wasn't brewing beer:Love these, conservatives.
"Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. 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, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.”
In other words, this country ain't shit yet, but I think it will be. When it is, I sure as hell hope everyone realizes there wasn't any Jesus freak bullshit behind it. It was people - laborers - who used REASON to build it.
I've always said the tea baggers would HATE our founding fathers - they spoke multiple languages, studied science and hung out in Paris.