Wednesday, February 22, 2017

President Washington, the first and still the greatest!


Today, we celebrate President Washington's birthday.   He was born on February 22, 1732.


George Washington is still the greatest of US presidents. I saw this the other day about his life:
"Historians agree that no one other than George Washington could have held the disparate colonies and, later, the struggling young Republic together.

To the Revolution's last day, Washington's troops were ragged, starving, and their pay was months in arrears.

In guiding this force during year after year of humiliating defeat to final victory, more than once paying his men out of his own pocket to keep them from going home, Washington earned the unlimited confidence of those early citizens of the United States.

Perhaps most importantly, Washington's balanced and devoted service as President persuaded the American people that their prosperity and best hope for the future lay in a union under a strong but cautious central authority.

His refusal to accept a proffered crown and his willingness to relinquish the office after two terms established the precedents for limits on the power of the presidency.

Washington's profound achievements built the foundations of a powerful national government that has survived for more than two centuries."
Washington could have been "president for life". However, he served two terms, respected the new constitution and set the example for every man who has followed him.


He was the first and the greatest. We should return President's Day to Washington's birthday. He deserves it!

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