„Remember the frank Veteran acknowledges, that "the word rebel is a convertible term."“

—  John Adams

No. 5
1770s, Novanglus essays (1774–1775)
Contesto: We are told: "It is a universal truth, that he that would excite a rebellion, is at heart as great a tyrant as ever wielded the iron rod of oppression." Be it so. We are not exciting a rebellion. Opposition, nay, open, avowed resistance by arms, against usurpation and lawless violence, is not rebellion by the law of God or the land. Resistance to lawful authority makes rebellion. … Remember the frank Veteran acknowledges, that "the word rebel is a convertible term."

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2º presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America 1735 - 1826

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