John Adams, wrote to Thomas Jefferson:

“I do not like the late resurrection of the Jesuits. Shall we not have swarms of them here, in as many shapes and disguises as ever a gypsy king assumed.

If any congregation of men could merit eternal perdition on earth and in hell, it is this company of Loyola.”

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“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

— James Madison