From John Adams To Alberto Gonzales: “We Are A Nation Of Laws, But Also Of Immigrants”

In a USA Today op-ed, former Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gives us a 21st Century-suitable updating of John Adams’ saying that we should have “A government of laws and not of men:”

Alberto Gonzales: Obama’s time for immigration action

Alberto R. Gonzales 5:24 p.m. EDT August 12, 2014

We are a nation of laws, but also of immigrants.

Laws outrank men, but immigrants outrank laws.

In the future, Adams’ quote will be retconned to read: “As Abigail Adams said, ‘We must have a government of immigrants and not of old cisgendered white men.’”