Sunday, December 30, 2018

George Washington's Prescient Words

December 30, 2018 By Eileen F. Toplansky

As the man who was "first in the hearts of his countrymen," George Washington wrote guiding principles for the newly established country in his Farewell Address of 1796. He stressed:
... that the 'national Union' formed the bedrock of 'collective and individual happiness' for U.S. citizens. As he explained, '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 distinctions.'
We see the degradation.............One need only read the 1994 book titled Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, which states in its introduction that the "nostalgic vision of a simple, harmonious past ... obscures the long history of oppression within the United States." The editors choose "not to be all inclusive [or] create a pluralistic play of voices." Instead, they choose "poems that directly address the instability of American identity and confront the prevalence of cultural conflict and exchange within the United States ... [in order] to highlight the constant erecting, blurring, breaking, clarifying, and crossing of boundaries that are a consequence of the complex intersections among people's cultures, and languages within national borders."

Hail to the fact that the country is not afraid to deal with its past, but woe to the students who receive such a skewed and narrow interpretation of what the country has accomplished..........George Washington understood that "foreign nations could not be trusted to do anything more than pursue their own interests when entering international treaties."  Yet Trump is excoriated when he demands that America's interests come first, and not the interests of the European Union, not the interests of the United Nation's collection of terrorist thugs, and certainly not the interests of illegal aliens who wander into America and demand to be paid.  Clearly, these illegal aliens are not devoted to Washington's idea that whether "[c]itizens, by birth or choice ... [the] country has a right to concentrate [their] affections."...........

Gregg Jarrett (The Russia Hoax), Sidney Powell (Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice), and Sharyl Attkisson (The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote) have incontrovertible evidence that there are strong forces "who are working overtime to kill America" and "subject us to the policy of another." ........... Read more

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