Thursday, October 16, 2008

FFQF: John Adams on Virtue

This blog post has moved! It's now on my own website, here:

FFQF: John Adams on Virtue

6 Comments:

akaGaGa said...

"assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practising [sic] iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence"

Wow, Herky. Do you think he knew Orwell? This sure sounds like "newspeak." :)

My post is up: http://akagaga.blogspot.com/2008/10/ffqf-thomas-paine.html

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hello Jean. Thanks for your comment, and your link.

Lol, I think Orwell may have known Adams! Or if not, I think they both knew history! I don't know much about Orwell, but I know that Adams was an avid student of history and human nature, like the other great Founders. His sense of virtue, justice, and integrity was amazing, and that is one of the main reasons why I am a great fan of his.

Knowledge of history, coupled with virtue, is a terrific formula for keen insight, and Adams possessed it in the highest degree. And his Yankee expressiveness is most endearing. When we approach the FFQF theme of "humor," I will present one of my favorites! :)

Off I go to read your post. Happy FFQF!

akaGaGa said...

Humor? We're gonna do humor? Oh, boy! I'm gonna start digging right now!

BTW, Dave has an excellent post up today:

http://sophronismos.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/founding-fathers-quote-friday-virtue-2/#comment-1798

Raven said...

Why do you even bother with these blogs, Hercules? It's not like any legitimate people actually read or care about anything you have to say!

Hercules Mulligan said...

Raven,

I see that you have now decided arbitrarily who are and aren't legitimate people.

I also see that you decided that Founders wasted all of their efforts, as many of their contributions came through their writings, which I faithfully reproduce above.

I also see that you are very much ignorant of the kind of traffic this blog gets, and the responses I have gotten from, well, people whom you apparently consider "not legitimate."

Therefore, if you continue to leave these kinds of comments here, please be aware of the following facts:

1) You are welcome to visit and read the blog, however

2) if your comments continue to be rude, insulting, indecent, and ignorant, than I shall deem them unworthy of a response.

P.S. If YOU consider YOURSELF a "legitimate person" (what right have you to call others not legitimate? is there a such thing as a person who is "not legitimate"?), do YOU care about what the Founders said about virtue? If so, maybe a good place for you to start would be manners. :)

Brad Hart said...

Hey Herc.

Long time no see! I just wanted to let you know that we have "resurrected" the American Revolution Blog (it fell silent for quite a while). We look forward to keeping the blog alive for quite some time and hope that you will pay us a visit as often as time will permit. We certainly enjoyed your comments!

Anyway, hope to see you there!