Below is from George Washingtons Farewell Address!
Warns against the party system.
It serves to distract the Public Councils, and
enfeeble the Public Administration....
agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies
and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....
it opens the door to foreign influence and
corruption. thus the policy and the will of one
country are subjected to the policy and will of
Stresses the importance of religion and morality.
Where is the security for property, for reputation,
for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert
which are the instruments of investigation in Courts
On stable public credit.
...cherish public credit.
One method of preserving it is to use it as
sparingly as possible...
avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt....
it is essential that you...bear in mind, that
towards the payments of debts there must be
Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be
that no taxes can be devised, which are not..
.inconvenient and unpleasant...
Warns against permanent foreign alliances.
It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent
alliances with any portion of the foreign world...
The language sounds too Hamiltonian and I've read that as far back as the Revolution Hamilton often even wrote Washington's orders to the army, with Washington reviewing and doing some minor editing to make sure his intentions were conveyed.
We will never again see men of such stature who gave us our wonderful nation.
It would break their hearts to see the weasely, small minded pisants of today sitting in the seats of power, abusing their positions of trust, and destroying the country a little more every day.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Problem is these days there really aren’t any politicians in favor of limiting government in any way, shape or form.
I’m always in awe of the wisdom of the Dead White Guys. They knew history, and how it repeats itself. The few we have in congress who have half this wisdom, are shouted down and tossed aside.
What did he know? Isn’t he just one of those old evil dead whites guys? Did I say evil? Let me say slaveholder too. Old dead evil slaveholding white guy. We are supposed to disparage and hate these guys. Did I say evil? How about slaveholder? Old dead evil white guy. Slaveholder. Did I say evil?