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First Principles: 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

“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. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Should Be the Highest Ambition of Every American To Extend His Views Beyond Himself

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be … Continue reading

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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: Be Courteous To All, But Intimate With Few, and Let Those Few Be Well Tried Before You Give Them Your Confidence

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it … Continue reading

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First Principles: To the Distinguished Character of Patriot, It Should Be Our Highest Glory To Add the More Distinguished Character of Christian

“To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labours with complete … 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. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Preservation of the Sacred Fire of Liberty, and the Destiny of the Republican Model of Government, Are Justly Considered Deeply

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Foundations of Our National Policy Will Be Laid In the Pure and Immutable Principles of Private Morality

“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Consciousness of Having Discharged That Duty Which We Owe To Our Country Is Superior To All Other Considerations

“The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations.” – George Washington (1788)

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First Principles: Be Courteous To All, But Intimate With Few, and Let Those Few Be Well Tried Before You Give Them Your Confidence

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks and adversity before it … Continue reading

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