America in 2013 - George Washington's Vision for America

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President George Washington's Vision for America

  • "Son of the Republic, look and learn."
  • "While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last."
  • Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the Union." With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.
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President George Washington's Farewell Address

In saying farewell to the new nation he helped create Washington pointed out that "....the name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.."

17) All obstructions to the execution of the Laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels, and modified by mutual interests.

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