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.”


“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