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George Washington
Rebel - Founding Father - General - 1st President • USA • 1732 - 1799

George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution established the position of President of the republic, which Washington was the first to hold. Additonal Reading

Liberty Quotes by: George Washington

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• Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. • comment

• To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. • comment

• Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. • comment

• The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. • comment

• If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter. • comment

• Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. • comment

• The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference--they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. • comment

• This broad assortment of quotes by our Founding Fathers • comment

• Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. • comment

• Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. • comment

• It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. • comment

• Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. • comment

• The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. • comment


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