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[Title page of "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776]

[Title page of "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776]

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John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington. "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

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01/01/1776
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