Today we continue our series examining our Founding Fathers in their own words and considering their high esteem for religion, religious liberty, and virtue.

Below is a quote from John Adams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and our nation’s second president, taken from The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams.

“The freedom of thinking was never yet extended in any country so far as the utter subversion of all religion and morality, nor as the abolition of the laws and constitution of the country.”