Washington on America’s dependence on God

Today is the anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as president of the United States, on April 30, 1789, in New York City. Sadly, there is such a radical discontuinity between the America of which Washington is justly called the Father, and the America of today, that it has become impossible to think of them as being the same thing. The country symbolized by Washington is gone, and is not coming back. This doesn’t mean that all of America is gone. Many of the good qualities that have made America what it is, or rather what it was, are still there, though they are no longer culturally dominant, and those of us who were formed by that America will remain connected to it and grateful to it. We will seek to maintain those good qualities and pass them on to the future, in whatever form that may take. In that spirit, here is my April 30, 2006 entry, “Washington’s first inaugural address and America’s dependence on God.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 30, 2012 12:48 PM | Send

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