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Monday, February 25, 2013

George Washington On Liberty

Photo: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

In his first inaugural address, President Washington said that the protection of liberty and a Republican form of government are forever entrusted to the American people. These are nice sounding ideas, appropriate for his time. However, we now know that equality is every bit as important as liberty, and that corruption and corporate influence pose a mortal threat to democracy. For our time Washington would need to deliver a much different speech.

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