My favorite Founding Father has long been John Adams. I came across a quote that was new to me today, and want to share it.
The American Revolution was not a common event. Its effects and consequences have already been awful over a great part of the globe. And when and where are they to cease?
But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.
This is from his February 13, 1818 letter to H. Niles. What do you think?