‘It should be the highest ambition of every American…’

Today I’m going to also start adding in a quote a day — so many things have been said and continue to be said that get to the heart of the matters at hand. Let’s open with the man who is called the Father of his country:

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”

~ George Washington, letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, 1789