I know. You’re astonished. For as eloquent as I might seem, Abigail was exponentially more interesting and educated than I.
Abigail Adams, wife of founding father John Adams, decided to give her husband a bit of advice. This was the norm. Because, John had a tendency to make his fellow founding fathers go…
“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, all men would be tyrants if they could.”
So, while you declare independence, don’t forget about us, John. That all men—and women—are created equal in this declaration you, Benjamin Franklin, and Tommy J write.