Fortune: Divine science of politics and an "independant statesman"

"What is to become of an independent statesman, one will will bow the knee to no idol, who will worship nothing as a divinity but truth, virtue, and his country? I will tell you; he will be regarded more by posterity than those who worship hounds and horses; and although he will not make his own fortune, he will make the fortune of his country." - John Adams

5000 year leap quotes  John Adam on p.63...
When I read this it struck me as so poignant and relevant to today's world.  Perhaps here is the standard by which we should be selecting our political leadership, even though it is a high bar.

Perhaps, this thought is at the root of "Restoring Honor" to our electorate.

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