Saturday, December 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.”

― George Washington: "Letter from George Washington to the Roman Catholics in the United States," May 15th 1790

Let's not forget:

Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.
--George Washington, letter to the Residents of Boston, October 27, 1789

1 comment:

  1. Keep in mind that in the 18th century, the precepts of "liberalism" didn't include tight government control of the people's ability to arm themselves--quite the opposite.