Been reading John Adams, as recommended by a mad Tea Partier.
I simply can't stomach this stuff, even from Adams. He is right, if viewed as a conservative - someone preserving the rights of Englishmen. He is absolutely mistaken when taken as a revolutionary - as someone arguing abstractly for what should be the best (and only) method of government - for all revolutionaries and "men of principle" have this in common, that they are willing to start a war over a misinterpreted clause in a Constitution. What difference is there between this, and that fanaticism of those who began the Wars of Religion?
God help this poor country. And this is coming from those who care.
(See Van Hervey's Blogodidact)
I will NEVER be a revolutionary, liberal or otherwise.