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John Quincy Adams (1825)

| Apr 22, 2020

The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of the condition of those who are parties to the social compact, and no government, in whatever form constituted, can accomplish the lawful ends of its institution but in proportion as it improves the condition of those over whom it is established.

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Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Do They Even Know Who They Represent?

Angel Bernard | Mar 04, 2021 |

It would be nice if politicians did their job and represented us. Half the time I don’t even know if they know the first thing about the places they claim to represent, much less the people who live here. What is the point of having a democracy if nobody will listen to you? Lawmakers worry […]

Covid’s Toll on the American Dream

Ruby Nicole Day | Mar 03, 2021 |

The American Dream — people have hung on to those three little words for decades, passed them down for generations. But it’s hard to see how we can believe in the dream right now. To me, the American Dream is having a good paying job, having good health insurance, earning benefits for your family and […]