"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty,
and the destiny of the republican model of government,
are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally,
staked on the experiment entrusted to
the hands of the American people."
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
First Inaugural Address, 1789, Ref: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (462)
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