How could John Adams – the great patriot and second president of the United States – say that the U.S. Constitution was in any way inadequate? Here’s what he said:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams
Adams’ point was that if the American people ever ceased to be “moral and religious” then the Constitution would be a “wholly inadequate” means of governing them. Alas, his words apply to the times in which we live.
John Adams loved July 4th. He would not love this one.
Source: (Frank Turek essay: “Love Didn’t Win – It Was Redefined“)