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The smiles of Heaven…

23 Feb

The Passage of the Delaware by Thomas Sully

“Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Inaugural Address of 1789

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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Inaugural Speech

 

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