On the Post‘s pages A8-9, “The World,” one learns that a violent spring looms in Afghanistan, that blood money might have to be paid to free American hit man and CIA contractor Raymond Davis from Pakistan, that Mexico really doesn’t like the United States very much, and that Bibi Netanyahu is happy because Pope Benedict XVI has rejected “the claim that the Jewish people were responsible for killing Jesus.” Must have been the Romans, but the Post is not reporting any current plans to invade Italy to punish them.
HIGHLIGHTS OF WASHINGTON'S ADDRESS
Here are the highlights of Washington's address. I do believe upon reading them you will realize that America has fallen deeply into the traps he warns against and, in doing so not only lost herself, but become a threat to the American people and citizens of the entire planet.
"The unity of government...is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence...of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize."
"It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against another....it opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?"
"...cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible...avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt....it is essential that you...bear in mind, that towards the payments of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not...inconvenient and unpleasant..."
"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world..."
"...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."
".......the name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism..."