Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Real George Washington Quote

From the Fifth Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1793 courtesy of the Yale Law School's Avalon Project site:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washs05.asp.

The words should hit home as applicable even today. 
“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.”
--George Washington
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