Has fight for liberty stood the test of time?
'George Washington' on our national values
- Duration 5:12
- Date Mar 15, 2013
'George Washington' on our national values
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi using the words of our nation's first president to take a jab at Republicans.
Large the approach that the Republicans take is that the that they are there to.
The role of government to a points.
We can really hit it I would if we calls to mind the -- that president Washington.
Who cautioned against a governor a party political party at war with its own government.
What a good setup for this.
So is this really were -- Washington and let's ask him.
It -- right now our nation's first president general George Washington.
Kind of did general reminds me I think the warnings are last week out of started president's founding fathers Friday where we can look back at what the founding fathers stood for and talked about back and and the summer we'll make -- the summer concert.
And better and better re -- to remind -- of what president Washington general Washington.
Stood for when you heard and.
-- puts you right there but would you agree with her.
I think I need to clarify sir.
The fact is I spoke against the formation of political parties whatsoever.
I felt they would be bad for the country.
That they would cause division.
And that ultimately it would turn into a competition.
You must understand I led the continental army and our war for liberty through many long years of fighting.
Where unity was necessary in order to achieve our goals.
And you must recall that in my time.
The formation of this new republic this dream the United States of America.
As noble as it may be is a very fragile thing you think of the galaxy of brilliant leaders I have around me.
For Benjamin Franklin John Adams Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
Men of great intellect and great ideas who sometimes disagreed with one another.
But it was necessary.
For our experiment -- in order to succeed.
To harness their brilliance in their energies and get everyone moving in the same direction and selflessly.
For this noble cause we call the United States of America.
So now you -- to two parties that have developed fighting so vociferously.
You must be disappointed.
It is great greatly -- me.
Greatly -- -- again.
I would urge all Americans who regardless.
Two remembered the spirit of selflessness.
And that he energized us at that time it is now general we talk about philosophy and foundation here in your game that's your game.
We're gonna bring is something -- definitely -- -- credit courts.
But right now spy agencies now are considering having would consider giving them the ability.
To actually review our finances to look for a terrorist among -- How do you feel about that arrests.
Well assert I would be very concerned about any government infringement.
In to the private lives of a citizen.
There where is definitely just.
For looking into that person's life short and general also take a look at back in the day when you worm president well.
The other guy was president there -- this candidate right now the national debt per person is north of 52000.
It's -- -- there are many things I could say about that it is very concerning but let me address just two points that come from my mind.
The first would be.
There needs again to be a a spirit of selflessness.
In government we did what we did for posterity sake that is for future generations to come.
When my men marched with empty stomachs.
And believing feet through the snow was.
Of the revolutionary war to win the U liberty.
They did it not only for themselves but for the sake of future generations.
And I would urge.
Americans today both elected officials and everyday ordinary Americans to adopt that same spirit of planning for prosperity.
It would seem -- from what I've learned of the present situation that we are robbing.
So it sounds.
General George Washington first -- you answered it thank you very much for joining us on.
Founding fathers Friday just to remind people of how far we have drifted from where we can now it's back to the White House located in New York City.
Right I was inaugurated in this very city -- though.
I know New York is a large city but it has grown much -- -- I was less he probably town because tomorrow's the big guys seem patty's day parade route traffic -- an -- bit.
Thank you thank you -- -- there for.