"Posterity -- you will never know how much
it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it."
John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848) 6th US President
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How we have squandered this rich heritage. For SHAME!
 -- Walter H. Steinlauf, Sacramento, CA     
    Walter said it well and the current crop of thugs in Washington are trying to finish the job.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Now, unconstitutional cradle to grave despotism has perverted all but just an empty shell of what once was. That's one (as Walter says) SHAME! Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin will not apologize for.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    It has all been mortgaged and given away.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    So nice! These men are the best ever.
     -- Elizabeth, Astoria, NY     
    O what a sad reflection on the fickleness of human beings - so hard was the fight and yet the gain so easily lost. The preservation of freedom is lost when we stop questioning authority and allow the government to use the media as its own public relations department. We must all be responsible for what is happening to our nation, instead of complaining on blogs like this - we must get out there and make our voices heard. We can only take back our freedom as a nation if our hearts are free - freedom starts from within - let's sow the seeds of freedom while pulling the weeds.
     -- RBESRQ     
    That the posterity and illusions of freedom are but the trophies of the rich and powerful. That real freedom lies within. All else, is for sale.
     -- Jamie, Nelson     
    ouch! What ungrateful wretches we are, to stand by and let others slander and demonize such noble men and women!
     -- Lyndell, Tok, AK     
    Apparently posterity not only does not know what it had cost Adams' generation to preserve our freedom, posterity does not even know what freedom is. What I do not understand is why 'people' can't be trusted but 'government' (made up of people) should tell the rest of us what to do.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    John Quincy Adams depicted in that interesting movie called  something like La Amistad. A gentleman in that movie asked "is there anything more pathetic then a former president?"
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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