"Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men; so that we do not depend upon their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."
"I thank God that I have lived to see my country independent and free. She may long enjoy her independence and freedom if she will. It depends on her virtue." Samuel Adams in a letter to Richard Henry Lee.
I firmly believe that on this day July 15, 2009, we have a corrupt nation and government. Not only can you plainly see the unvirtous nature of people across the television set, but you can plainly see it in their elected officials. Our congressman, senators, and President reflect US.... We put them in office, and after they lie, cheat, and steal we give them a second term. If they are of the most corrupt of all the people we leave them in office for thirty plus years. Can there be any question as to why our liberties are being flushed down the drain? When you consider where our country is heading don't forget to look at the individual looking back at you in the mirror. Did that individual vote? Who did you vote for? Did you do YOUR OWN RESEARCH on that officials record? Finally, do you hold your officials accountable? Or, are you too busy watching American Idol?