A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the American Character
On the two-hundredth anniversary of George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address - one of the most influential but misunderstood expressions of American political thought - this book places the Address in the full context of American history and explains its enduring relevance for the next century. Generations of American political leaders have invoked the authority of the Address to shape foreign and domestic policy. With discussions about national character and personal responsibility dominating the current political landscape, there has been a resurgence of interest in the character of the nation's founders, particularly Washington's.
The authors show how the Address expressed Washington's ideas for forming a national character that would cultivate the habits, morals, and civic virtues essential for stable republican self-government. An insightful and provocative analysis of the past, present, and future of American democracy and its most important citizen, this book will be of value to anyone concerned about the current state of American citizenship and the future role of the federal government.
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48 Washington was concerned about those tendencies that weakened the rule of
law and undermined the duties of ... block the execution of the laws with the intent
of disrupting the deliberation and action of the duly constituted authorities also ...
No law had yet been made that hit the taste exactly of every man or every part of
the community — but men could not ... For Washington , this meant respect for its
authority , compliance with the laws , and acquiescence in its measures , as a ...
Let those materials be molded into general intelligence , sound morality , and , in
particular , a reverence for the Constitution and laws , ” Lincoln argued . All this
he presented in the name of Washington : “ that we improved to the last , that we
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In this election year, it's fitting to remember our only unopposed president and the farewell address that set the standard. Congress regularly reprints it, but there has been little analytical ... Leer comentario completo
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