Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Happy Independence Day!

Nobody Flashes…

I hope everybody has a GREAT day…we must keep the tradition in our hearts, especially since we have so many in Congress who wants to prosecute all who hold our country dear.

Let the deplorables and ‘insurrectionists’ enjoy the celebrations of our founding. Pelosi can go hide in her mansion for the night.

Here’s a A BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT….The writing of the Declaration of Independence, remembered by Charles Francis Adams, who no doubt knew the truth of it better than any man up to that point.

Jefferson wrote it: John Adams argued it for three days to get everyone to sign it.

And so it began…

When Jefferson wrote the Declaration, he communicated his draft to Mr. Adams and to Dr. Franklin separately, because they were the two members of whose judgement, he wished to have the benefit: and that all the corrections which they made were those that were visible on the paper in their own handwriting. Mr. Adams’s is, that Mr. Jefferson and he acted as a sub-committee, and reviewed the paper critically, without making or suggesting an alteration. In the face of both these statements remains a copy of the original draft of Mr. Jefferson, in the handwriting of Mr. Adams, taken before the numerous erasures, alterations, and interlineations were made by Mr. Jefferson’s own hand., which appear in the fac-simile published by his grandson. This at least, shows that the paper was much more changed after it had been submitted to Mr. Adams than either statement would seem to imply. For the present purpose, it is enough to know that, as Mr. Jefferson wrote the paper, so the labor of “fighting fearlessly for every world of it,” in the three days’ debate which ensued in congress after it was reported, fell almost exclusively upon Mr. Adams. Mr. Jefferson “thought it his duty to be a passive auditor of the opinions of others, “which he admits to have been expressed “in acrimonious criticisms on some of its part, that made him writhe a little.” Several passages were altered in deference to the lingering hopes of reconciliation of some, or to the tender consciences of others, but the tenacity of Mr. Adams saved its substance, which will remain to a distant future, to inspire a far more perfect system of liberty than any social community has ever yet, in its practice, carried out.

July 3, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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