Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:51 pm

” … remember the ladies … “


Everyone remembers that as John Adams was working on what would become the Declaration of Independence, his wife, Abigail, wrote him a letter asking that he “remember the ladies.” What they don’t remember is the full quote, which is a lot more interesting and relevant:

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, take note.

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2 Comments

  1. Would like to share this but can’t

    Emmie Alexander, Partner AlexanderHancock Associates P.O. Box 1880 Davidson NC 28036 704-892-5097 http://Www.alexanderhancock.com Sent from my iPad

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    Comment by Emmie Alexander — Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:25 pm @ 7:25 pm

    • The headline is the post’s URL. Right-click on it, copy the address, and then paste where you will. Thanks!

      Comment by Lex — Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:25 am @ 7:25 am


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