“It is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it.”
These were words George Washington delivered in his farewell address after he chose not to seek reelection in 1796.
A thriving democracy requires us to recommit to its principles continuously, and a core feature of that commitment is the peaceful transfer of power between leaders.
The above excerpt was originally published in The American Independent.
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