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First Principles: There Exists In the Economy and Course of Nature, An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“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.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“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: If America Desires To Avoid Insult and Secure Peace, We Must Be Ready For War At All Times

“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: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God

“What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.  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 … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“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.”  – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let No One Pretend American Patriotism Who Would Attempt To Remove Christianity From Politics

“Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: To the Distinguished Character of Patriot, Our Highest Glory Is To Add Our Christian Morality

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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 Implore His Favor

“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: Happiness and Moral Duty Are Inseparably Connected

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: This Day Is Devoted By Americans To the Service of God As the Beneficent Author of All Good

“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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