Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.
– John Adams in a Letter to Abigail Adams (27 April 1777)
In case anyone was wondering, it was the generation of Adams, that fought for our freedom, that was truly the Greatest Generation. Men who were committed to ideals. Men who were committed to freedom.
Learned men who understood what liberty truly was and the dangers of ceding freedom to any government.
Posterity! You have much to account for on the 236th anniversary of our independence.
The sacrifices made by our founding fathers were not small. They spent decades struggling to deliver our nation a heritage of liberty.
Have we made good use of it? I imagine that posterity would struggle to look Mr Adams square in the eye.
One thought on “Posterity! May I have your attention please?”
I am plagued by a sense that most Americans are undeserving of the sacrifices of those who dedicated their lives to building this nation. It makes me sad, and unfortunately I don’t know what can be done about it. The only thing I think I can do personally is to teach my children properly.