• Wise words from the Adamses
    October 07,2012
     

    Wise words from the Adamses

    It wasn’t too long ago that the old saying in Vermont was “there is more cows than people in this great state.” That was when all the bull poop was spread evenly all over these beautiful sloping hills, fertilizing the food that fed these great majestic animals.

    Now all the cows are gone and the bull poop is cultivating in Montpelier and Washington, D.C., and producing career politicians such as the likes of Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy. They are only interested in getting re-elected; both men started with relatively nothing and are now millionaires created on the backs of the small family farmer.

    This great state was founded on individualism for all men and women. Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys fought against tyranny and because of their bravery on July 3, 1777, a constitution was established, and the very first article ended with a clause prohibiting slavery, Vermont being the first state to do so. Now are we any different today? Tyranny is alive and well under the guise of big government, and a public school system that has successfully indoctrinated society into believing they need a bureaucrat to guide them through life, while destroying the very fabric that made this country different that all others in the world.

    It reminds me of two great quotes. First one was John Adams, Aug. 29, 1763, Boston Gazette: “We electors have an important power placed in our hands, we have a check upon two branches of Legislature ... The power I mean of electing at stated periods (each) branch … it becomes necessary to every (citizen) then, to be in some degree a statesman, and to examine them with a sober, a manly and a Christian spirit. Let us neglect all party ‘Loyalty’ and advert to facts. Let us believe no man to be infallible or impeccable in government any more than in religion. Take no man’s word against evidence, nor implicitly adopt the sentiments of others who may be deceived themselves, or may be interested in deceiving us.”

    Second great quote, Samuel Adams, April 16, 1781, Boston Gazette: “Let each citizen remember he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or compliment to please an individual ... or at least that he ought not so to do, but he is executing one of the most solemn trust in human society for which he is accountable to God and in Country. Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manner in a state than that all persons employed in places of power and trust be men of in exceptionable characters. The public cannot be too curious concerning the character of public men.”

    Over the years our politicians have lost sight of God and have become gods themselves. Has the public lost its soul, is this country fallen into socialism beyond repair? I personally will fight with my words as a sword, until I die.

    STEVE BERRY

    Wolcott

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