"Our Union is now complete; our Constitution composed, established, and approved. You are now the guardians of your own liberties. We may justly address you as the Decemviri did the Romans, and say: 'Nothing that we propose can pass into a law without your consent. Be yourselves, O Americans, the authors of those laws on which your happiness depends!'" Sam Adams (1776)
Whether we embrace Adams' call is up to us. If we fail to heed his call, that we shall lose our liberty is a self-evident truth.
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