“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”
Yes, Samuel Adams knew at some time, an unscrupulous leader would destroy and trample on our Bill of Rights. Thank you W. Bush and Dick Cheney!!!