Depressing Quotation of the Day

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Thanks a lot, John Adams, and happy birthday to you too.


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  1. Well, according to the Library of Congress, the quote is from a letter Adams wrote in April of 1814.

    I’d guess he was reaching back to ancient Greece or Rome, but dammit, Jim, I’m just a blogger, not a political historian. 🙂

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