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First Principles: History and Experience Prove That Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“The jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” – George Washington (1796

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First Principles: When We Assumed the Soldier, We Did Not Lay Aside the Citizen

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Propitious Smiles of Heaven, Can Never Be Expected On A Nation That Disregards the Eternal Rules of Order and Right, Which Heaven Itself Has Ordained

“The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” – George Washington (1789)

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First Principles: The Hand of Providence Has Been So Conspicuous In All This, That He Must Be Worse Than An Infidel That Lacks Faith…Enough To Acknowledge His Obligations

“The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” – George Washington

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God,…and Humbly Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington

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First Principles: If We Desire To Secure Peace…It Must Be Known, That We Are At All Times Ready For War

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is Not A Man Living Who Wishes More Sincerely Than I DO, To See A Plan Adopted For the Abolition of Slavery

“There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of [slavery].”  – George Washington (1786) When you hear the nonsense spouted by the 1619 Project or any of … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not.

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support.” – George Washington … Continue reading

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First Principles: Do Not Conceive That Fine Clothes Make Fine Men, Any More Than Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” —George Washington (1783)

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First Principles: Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful … Continue reading

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