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Nation of Laws Not of Men

As much as I despise Mr. Berger, he did manage the reference correctly, as John Adams proposed our new found nation to be one of laws and not of men. This was to relieve us from the tyranny of the Kingship of England which was based upon a nation of men. "In 1776, the notion that no one is above the law was popular during the founding of the United States, for example Thomas Paine wrote in his pamphlet Common Sense that "in America, the law is king. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other. In 1780, John Adams enshrined this principle in the Massachusetts Constitution by seeking to establish "a government of laws and not of men."

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