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Sunday, July 21, 2013


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

For the best effect, please be sure and enjoy watching, in "FULL SCREEN" mode, this brief, four (04) minute long, video recording about the life of John Adams.

I'm proud to say that I wisely purchased the complete seven (07) part Home Box Office series, "JOHN ADAMS", for my own personal DVD library, and I highly recommend others to also obtain copies.

Here are some selected quotes of John Adams, which I found posted at the "FEDERALIST PAPERS" web site:

A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty.

I really wish the Jews again in Judea, an independent nation, for, as I believe, the most enlightened men of it have participated in the amelioration of the philosophy of the age - - - .

Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories. 

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity, and humanity, - - - it is resignation to God, it is goodness itself to man. 

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few, and the many. 

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty.

"The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding Generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with Shews Games Sports Guns Bells Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction even altho We should rue it which I trust in God We shall not."

In so far as I can determine, everything in the life of John and Abigail Adams fully indicates that the guiding hand of our Heavenly Father was upon them.

How else do we explain their moral courage to risk everything, including their lives and the lives of their children, and over MANY years, coupled with their loyal, steadfast, virtuous, true romantic love for each other, valiantly staying the course, to advocate, support, aid, and abet the violent crimes of treason, secession, and armed revolt, at a time when it was not popular to do so, and was a capital offense punishable by death?

Oh, just LOOK at their personal lives and their accomplishments, under the circumstances which they lived and operated!

When compared to them, our own pitifully corrupt and benighted generation are obviously become a fallen people, without hope of redemption, for though specifically warned by Jesus, the Christ, in sacred, holy scriptures contained within the pages of the Book of Mormon, as we have deserted the God of our own beloved United States of America, a nation blessed above all other nations on this Earth, abandoning our own divinely inspired Constitution of the United States of America, thus, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, the Christ, who is the God of this land, has turned his face away from us, and has become deaf to our hypocritical pleading.

(Ah, yes, Folks, I realize that there are many people who don't believe the Book of Mormon is sacred, holy scripture given to us by God.

But - - - ,

Just because somebody might not believe something, doesn't make a fact any less true - - - ,

Especially when it comes from Jesus, the Christ.)

Alas, our republic is no more.

Oh, how we have fallen!

Oh, how we have become lost!

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee 
Armed Forces Retirement Home 
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 
Gulfport, Mississippi  39507


And, of course, I fully expect to be repeatedly told,

"For God's sake, John - - - , Sit down, John - - - , and shut up!"


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