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Guangorena + 8th Period + Washington’s Farewell Address

George Washington

“Friends and Fellow Citizens: I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made…

“I have already intimated to you the danger of parties… with particular reference to…geographical discriminations…

“Let it simply be asked—where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths…

“As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit…avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt…which unavoidable wars may have occasioned…in mind that toward the payment of debt there must be…taxes…

“By interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, [we] entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice… It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796