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“Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.” George Washington Farewell Address

This is spring break at our house, so this week’s posts will be a selection of my favorite quotes. Please post your favorite quote by a Founder or from the Founding Period.


Susan C. Rempel, Ph.D.
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