A Quote by John Adams on ancestry, cruelty, earth, hell, and mankind

Set before us the conduct of our own British ancestors, who defended for us the inherent rights of mankind against foreign and domestic tyrants and usurpers, against arbitrary kings and cruel priests; in short against the gates of earth and hell.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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