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First Principles: Cultivate Peace and Harmony With All Nations By Observing Good Faith and Justice

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: It Is An Object of Primary Importance That Public Opinion Be Enlightened Through Education

“Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God In Humble Gratitude

“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: A Good Moral Character For Life Is The First Essential of Mankind and Formed By Habits Contracted Early On

“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: We Should Attend To the Higher Duties of Being Both Patriotic and Christian

“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: Perseverance and Spirit Have Done Wonders In All Ages

“Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages.”  – George Washington      

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“Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: Government Is Force Like Fire, A Dangerous Servant and Fearful Master

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: Keep The Celestial Fire of Conscience Alive In Your Heart

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” – George Washington (1748)      

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First Principles: Partisanship Overall Is Harmful To Our Nation’s Polity

“Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party generally.” – George Washington (1796)    

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