He also expressed his concomitant concern for corruption of the scientific process as part of this centralization of funding in the Federal government: Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. Jump to defend her, even at the first suspicion of foul play. Three of his had been balanced, but spending pressures mounted. I repeat, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty.
Selecting how and when to tax is no easy answer. In fact it represents that very liberty which you so highly prize. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services they were temporary, I have the consolation to believe that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend.
We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow. But feeling that valour and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest, I have determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. All you need to do is ask this: Where is the security for property, reputation, or life, if religious obligation cannot help a person to keep an oath? Taking care always to keep ourselves by suitable establishments on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies. But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject.
Other issues, such as preserving a wariness of foreign alliances and excessively strong politicians lay out Washington's political philosophy in its barest form. We can hope that a proper federal organization of this nation, with auxiliary agencies of governments over cities and states, is worth a full and fair experiment. You and I my fellow citizens need to be strong in our faith that all nations, under God, will reach the goal of peace with justice. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repeal it; avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear. In contemplating the causes which may disturb our union it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations—northern and southern, Atlantic and western—whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views.
It leads to give special favors denied to other nations, which cause double injury. These considerations speak a persuasive language to every reflecting and virtuous mind, and exhibit the continuance of the union as a primary object of patriotic desire. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. I took the copy, when made by the clerk, to the general, who signed it, and other copies were then made for transmission to the corps commanders and the staff of the army.
The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is, indeed, little else than a name where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of the society within the limits prescribed by the laws, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyment of the rights of person and property. In the execution of such a plan nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded, and that in place of them just and amicable feelings toward all should be cultivated. Miller, Vanderbilt University See also ; ;.
As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance along that road. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. From their natural tendency it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose; and there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage it. 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 discriminations. It went through at least 21 drafts.
For Washington, this act was the very fulfillment of the promise of the and a sign to the rest of the world that the Revolution had not been in vain. C'est avec tristesse que j'ai suivi le discours d'adieu de celui qui fut pendant longtemps mon voisin, l'ambassadeur du Maroc, M. Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. Relying on its kindness in this as in other things, and actuated by that fervent love toward it which is so natural to a man who views in it the native soil of himself and his progenitors for several generations, I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize without alloy the sweet enjoyment of partaking in the midst of my fellow citizens the benign influence of good laws under a free government—the ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. The next day it was raining, and many persons were coming and going, so that I was unable to write without interruption until about 10 o'clock, when General Lee, finding that the order had not been prepared, directed me to get into his ambulance, which stood near his tent, and placed an orderly to prevent any one from approaching me.
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs that honesty is always the best policy. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. And if we just keep it together for a little while, we might be strong enough to stand up for ourselves. Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. The speech has been adapted as an oratory for orchestra and orator.