"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society." ~ John Adams
Hello there. I'm Madeline Smith, and I am a writer of daily life, love, wishes and mystifications. I'm entirely fascinated with the human being mind, the way it operates along with why. I can be the first to admit that there is still a great deal to learn, so much to comprehend in this thing all of us call everyday living. One mind can't grow without the strength of other minds. We are what we are today because of individuals within our past. Their particular achievements, as well as failures, has drastically contributed to our drive and ground breaking intelligence. This is precisely why I enjoy writing so much, because it allows me to share with you my knowledge and encounters with others in expectations to fill in the gap of uncertainness in some manner.