I decided to download an audiobook copy of David McCullough's biography of John Adams off of iTunes to listen to while at work. I don't usually have work that allows me to engage a book at the same time, but these days are particularly monotonous with the need to enter in lots of numbers by mechanical repetition (eyes look at book, fingers type what eyes see).
In light of my earlier post today, I've already come across a striking point in Adams' thoughts in relation to Chomsky's. Namely, that citizens have a right to not be left out of the democratic process whether by means of force or New World Order plot.
And Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right from the frame of their nature to knowledge as their great Creator who does nothing in vain has given them understandings and a desire to know. But besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, Divine right to the most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge—I mean, of the characters and the conduct of their rulers.
So you see, I'm not anti-American (as if there could be such a thing . . .).