In 1774 John Adams wrote, "Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or the united power of the multitude, for the peace, order, safety, good, and happiness of the people." That is what our governance structure is working to accomplish. As Benjamin Rush, who is considered to be the father of American psychiatry, said in 1776 in his eloquent first speech to Congress, "The more a man aims at serving America, the more he serves his Colony. We have been too free with the word independence. We are dependent on each other—not totally independent states. . . . [W]hen I entered that door, I considered myself a citizen of America. . . ."