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It is necessary to guard against the Infirmities of the best as well as the Wickedness of the worst of Men. - Samuel Adams
AT A GLANCE, THE ACCUSATIONS against the Cincinnati seemed more than a little preposterous. Allegedly, the Cincinnati strove for a hereditary nobility and possibly a monarchy; they erected an insidious political machine to dominate the legitimate governments; and they instigated a constitutional reform detrimental to the liberty of the people, but very conducive to their own ambition. These alarmed denunciations flew in the face of a very simple fact: the Cincinnati were men who had struggled valiantly for American independence, and had literally risked their lives to protect the very liberty they supposedly yearned to destroy. The organization included men that were bulwarks of the American republic, not its sappers: Washington, Knox, Dickinson, Monroe, and many others. Yet the critics of the Society came with equally sterling credentials; men like Gerry, Jefferson, and the Adamses were hardly crackpots and loons. How could such an obvious disparity between perception and reality, between rhetoric and fact come to pass? Why did one group of the Founding Fathers so vehemently accuse another of subversion? It is necessary to guard against the Infirmities of the best as well as the Wickedness of the worst of Men. - Samuel Adams AT A GLANCE, THE ACCUSATIONS against the Cincinnati seemed more than a little preposterous. Allegedly, the Cincinnati strove
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