This ain’t political, it’s a history lesson.
John Adams also came out with the Aliens and Sedition Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_and_Sedition_Acts While the United States could not have won the Revolution without him, he was decidedly big gov’t and often at odds with his peers, Thomas Jefferson more so than others. History is such a wonderful thing, but one must always remember that to leave out any correlating details can easily change the whole story. The one who wins may write the story, but in time the true history will come to the forefront. As a side note, individuals may think that the political speech today is vitriolic hasn’t studied history, or simply ignored it. Some of the things said of George Washington, and said by John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson about each other is far worse than anything said today. Part of the reasoning of the Alien and Sed. Act.