George WashingtonGeorge Washington, (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'

George Washington Quote

“I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.”

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
~ George Washington

1788, letter to Francis Van der Kamp

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

oops, that's going the otherway

E Archer, NYC

It's become an asylum, alright! ;-)

cal, lewisville, tx

OK for US to be an example, but they need to practice our example in their own nations.

Waffler, Smith

We need more of those virtuous ones and need to ship the illegals, the tax cheats, the capitalist thugs that ship our jobs overseas, overseas.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Waffler, Smith 7/1/21

Waffler I say hmmm. Can you show me specifically that ink laden Constitution that gives authority to the federal government do address immigration into the States united? By what standard are you calling people illegals. The most Constitutional endeavor in years is where the States are now defining "legal" with multiple states sending aid to the border. Waffler, making your lifestyle out of grinding the face of the poor into the dirt by enforcing the 2nd plank of the communist manifesto is not a virtuous stance. Waffler, it is well established that socialists regularly change definitions of words, concepts and phrases to support their latest tyranny how are you defining "capitalist" today? (by the way, jobs go to where there is the least regulation and lowest taxes)

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RBESRQ    2/22/10

"Hoped" be the operative verb. Oh, yes, lets get to Jamestown and take the Indians land - this country was founded on genocide and we have the nerve to talk about illegal aliens - what crap.

Judith, New Mexico

Nice quote, but from a slave owner.

Mike, Norwalk

Waffler, I love it, such huge numbers of capitalists, anti-slavery / larceny patriots and virtuous individuals have been driven out by your statist theocracy that the US's GNP is made up of less manufacturing than at any time in its history. Your ilk and, the rest of the Keynesian economic patrons have assured an economic collapse and a future of violence for this once prosperous, peace loving people that created a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind.

Waffler, Smith

I did not mean to drive out the industry Mike but the capitalists who have taken the industry away. And are you saying here that you want more pro-slavery people to live here, and RBESRQ wants more illegals to live here. Do I see clearly what you are saying, it certainly would be the first time.

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    RBESRQ    2/24/10

    Waffler, you are the illegal; we took the land from those who we now call illegal - where are your morals?

    Michael,, Sacramento

    This is an EXCELLENT quote from the HONORABLE Washington. Being a "slave" owner does not disqualify it. I am now a TAX PAYER SLAVE! I am sure his "slaves" were probably better off than me in many ways AND almost assuredly than their brothers in Africa.


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