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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In All Mankind

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: Legal Immigration To America Has Always Been Open To Those Wishing to Somewhat Assimilate and Are of Decent Conduct and Propriety

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Distinguished Character of Patriot Is Made More Glorious By Being A Christian

‘To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian.’” – George Washington      

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First Principles: May God In His Mercy Scatter Light On Your Path To Everlasting Happiness

“May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” – George Washington (1790)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is The Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of God With Gratitude and Obedience

“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 (1789)      

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First Principles: To Be An American Is To Have A Just Sense of Patriotism

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: America’s Should Always Be An Attitude of Thankfulness For All of the Blessings God Has Granted

“I do recommend and assign [this Thanksgiving Day] to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential of All Persons

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)      

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First Principles: Blind Ambition and Corrupted Morals Will Destroy Our Constitution

“No Wall of words, no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” – George Washington … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Rely On the Goodness of Our Causes and the Aid of God

“Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” – George Washington, in his General Orders (1776) … Continue reading

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