In all of the political hubub, theological fighting, and blog-smackdowns that have taken place lately amongst the Christian realm and the patriocentrists…I have found a quote that by one of their beloved Colonial examples of womanhood, Abigail Adams. In a letter to her husband, she famously wrote, “…I long to hear that you have declared an independency – and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember that ALL MEN (emphasis mine) would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation”.
That was found in Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts. I HIGHLY recommend this book…it is an interesting and an historical view of the good women who supported the Founding Fathers, and kept our country running whilst the men were off fighting wars and charming the French (*ahem, Mr. Franklin).