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Washington’s Legacy

Washington’s Legacy by Michael Romani Looking back on the edges of history Today, I am thinking how Washington Aided by others acted to save his legacy Like most creatures, born of necessity Sown were the bitter fruits of American victory … Continue reading

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First Principles: Value Our Veterans

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” –  George … Continue reading

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First Principles – A Republic Must Guard Against Undue Foreign Influence

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, 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 … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be A Person of Integrity Always

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington    

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Washington’s Farewell Address – George Washington

There are contradictory reports of when George Washington’s Farewell Address was first published.  I will stick with the date being September 15, 1796 until I can confirm otherwise.  This is the date I have read previously.  The second date I … Continue reading

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First Principles: Immigration Includes A Reasonable Expectation of Assimilation

“The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles (good or bad) which they … Continue reading

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First Principles: Well Thought Out Morals, Actions and Policies Lead to The Best Outcomes

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” —George … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Be Guided By An Exalted Justice and Benevolence

“It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.” — George Washington … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is God, Not Man’s Words That Protect Us From Corruption

“The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom of Speech and Thought Are Essential To Our Republic

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  –  George Washington  

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