“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.”
~ Thomas Paine ~
Well, well, well... lookie here folks, hah, the main intro reads;
Each year, millions of people visit the National Mall and Memorial Parks to recreate, to commemorate presidential legacies...
Umm, uh, how's that again ---commemorate presidential legacies???
Excuse me... Somewhere along the way, Americans have fallen short -- and I mean MISERABLY SHORT! Not a SINGLE word or phrase from the Father of Our Country anywhere on or around the monument.
THIS IS HOW IT WAS PLANNED TO BE. Let's FINISH THE JOB! But let's DO IT RIGHT with the Farewell Address ENGRAVED IN STONE FOR THE AGES!
“In offering to you, my Countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression, I could wish--that they will controul the usual current of the passions, or prevent our Nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the Destiny of Nations: But if I may even flatter myself, that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now & then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign Intriegue, to guard against the Impostures of pretended patriotism--this hope will be a full recompence for the solicitude for your welfare, by which they have been dictated.”
Per the Honorable John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States:
“This interesting paper contains precepts to which the American statesman cannot too frequently recur.”
ON FACEBOOK: George Washington's Farewell Address