"No man will contend that a nation can be free that is not governed by fixed laws. All other government than that of permanent known laws is government of mere will and pleasure." - John Adams
In the book "The 5000 Year Leap" this quote by the famous John Adams is under the "22nd Principle, A Free People Should be Goverend by Law and Not by the Whims of Men." (page 243).
If you have not watched the HBO mini series of John Adams, yet, I highly recommend it! I love it, but cry thru most of it!
Every time I read a quote by John Adams now, it is the voice of Paul Giamatti! Lol!