The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to be king, a thought that GW found ludicrous What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal fallacious.
More Quotes from George Washington:I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to Anarchy or Despotism.
To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.
with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren.
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