Originally posted by Mapraputa Is: Here is a... book on the subject:
The subject at hand is how relevant George Washington's farewell address is to the modern world. I don't think there's anything wrong at all with doing this "translation", because the original's language is so archaic that very careful study is required to get much meaning from it. Translating it into language everyone can easily understand makes these powerful words accessible to people today. Not a bad thing at all.