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  •  Isn't this the speech (0+ / 0-)

    where he cautions against keeping standing armies?

    I can wait for Jesus.  Let's have the second coming of Washington.

    Live Free or Die-words to live by

    by ForFreedom on Sun Mar 26, 2006 at 06:33:20 PM PST

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    •  Washington covered many points (0+ / 0-)

      The actual entire speech is linked here and really is worth a good reading.  It's so fascinating how many eery parallels there are to today.

      Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. In this sense it is that your union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.

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