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Real patriots…

"Washington, Lafayette, and Tilghman at Yorktown" by Charles Willson Peale

“Real Patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

Discover: The Ride of Tench Tilghman

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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And by teaching…

"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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To be well prepared for an engagement…

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

“In short to be well prepared for an engagement is, under God, (whose divine Aid it behooves us to supplicate) more than one half the battle.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in General Orders

 

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