"Corruption in Elections has heretofore destroyed all Elective Governments. What Regulations or Precautions may be devised to prevent it in the future, I am content with you to leave Posterity to consider. You and I shall go to the Kingdom of the just with Hearts pure and hands clean of all Corruption in elections;
so much I firmly believe."
John Adams to his wife, Abigail 1777
"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it! If you do not, I shall repent it in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it."