George Washington – September 19, 1796

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s September 19, 1796. I’m listening to President Washington’s Farewell Address. Let’s see if we can pick up some of his parting advice to America.

GW: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. It is substantially true that virtue and morality is a necessary part of popular government.”

President Washington’s great wisdom in his farewell address used to be commonly taught throughout schools in America. This is no longer the case.

Read more about President George Washington’s Farewell Address.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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