The Crisis for Freedom.
January 11th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, John Adams.
The Republic was in danger in my presidency with the threat of war with France. I feel I weathered that crisis well, though I went down to defeat. It was a very difficult time for the young nation, but God saw us through.
Now, a greater threat to the Republic looms, one from within. This threat is not a surprise to those alert to human nature and American history, but the threat is real, and so the Creator will set in motion helpful events to restore the country.
It is not romantic naiveté with which Americans like you view the founding of our nation: it is, rather, idealism, plus a healthy dose of faith in the Divine.
All we founding fathers readily admit our faults way back then.
In your contemporary world, the issue of freedom, with which our country was born, has come under attack because of internal power plays that threaten civil liberties. This also occurred in my term of office with the Alien and Seditions Act. I see a parallel, though at the same time, I wish to defend the country against the present threat.
The country will survive such calamities as the Patriot Act, and America will shine as she was originally intended to do so.
John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). He also served as America’s first Vice President (1789–1797). He was defeated for re-election in the “Revolution of 1800” by Thomas Jefferson. Adams was also the first President to reside in the newly built White House in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 1800. (Source : Wikipedia)