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And by teaching…

08 Mar

"Storming of a British Redoubt by American Troops at Yorktown" by Eugene-Louis Lami

And by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority; between burthens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience and those resulting from the inevitable exigencies of Society; to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness, cherishing the first, avoiding the last, and uniting a speedy, but temperate vigilence against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the laws.” George Washington

Read: First State of the Union Address to Congress by George Washington, January 8, 1790

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