As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it, in reason, morality, and the natural fitness of things.

John Adams (1735-1826) American lawyer, Founding Father, statesman, US President (1797-1801)
Proclamation adopted by the Council of Massachussetts Bay (1774)
Added on 13-Oct-10 | Last updated 13-Oct-10
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