Colonel Brandon was now as happy, as all those who best loved him, believed he deserved to be;—in Marianne he was consoled for every past affliction;—her regard and her society restored his mind to animation, and his spirits to cheerfulness; and that Marianne found her own happiness in forming his, was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend. - Jane Austen (for anonymous)
i was doing some research on john adams bc that’s the kind of girl i am.. and i found out that he was deeply unpopular because of an act he passed. they were called the alien and sedition acts. i didn’t think much of it until i read the article and this is what i found.
in the alien and sedition acts, john adams:
did not allow people to protest the government
did not allow immigrants into the US
did not allow freedom of the press
fined and imprisoned those who would “write, print, utter, or publish… any false, scandalous and malicious writing” agains the government
violated personal rights
RESTRICTED FREEDOM OF SPEECH
and it made me think… wow… i’m glad that the United States has come far so we don’t have to worry about all this….
and then i realized… this is exactly what Donald Trump is doing.
history is repeating itself. donald trump is the new john adams. spread the mf word.