Friday, April 10, 2009

George Washington's farewell address (39/51)

Paragraph 39 (of 51) in George Washington's farewell address:

Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?

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