Words of Liberty: George Washington

By James J. Gormley

From George Washington’s First Inaugural Address of April 30, 1789, where General Washington noted:

“…..a reverence for the characteristic rights of freemen, and a regard for the public harmony, will sufficiently influence your deliberations on the question how far the former can be more impregnably fortified, or the latter be safely and advantageously promoted.”

I haven’t seen much regard of late for the rights of citizens.

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