The man who was offered a Kingship but turned it down because it wasn’t the right thing to do. He had faith in us, it’s our job to not let him down. Since his birthday is 2/22, let’s make this President Washington Week ;)

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  1. Shifra says:

    In 236 years, we have gone from George Washington to this:

    Obama: ‘The Problem Is … I’m Not the Emperor of the United States’

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-problem-i-m-not-emperor-united-states_701295.html

    :(

    • Maynard says:

      Yes, this statement implicitly exposes the mindset of the Left: That it’s clear what must be done, and it’s only a matter of getting the people to do it. This goes beyond merely thinking one is right — I mean, we all think we’re right. But our side understands that the centralization and concentration of power is the path to destruction and oppression, and we do not aspire to it. We understand our own limitations. Obama’s team is only against the centralization and concentration of power with respect to their opponents, but in their hands it’s a beautiful thing.

      Sort of like that Ring of Power in “Lord of the Rings”; a temptation that simply cannot be wielded by mere mortals. As a nation, we have have tilted more and more towards yielding to that temptation. We abandon our blood-won heritage in exchange for a hollow trinket, like the man that once sold his birthright for a bowl of lentil stew.

  2. GiMiller says:

    My late father’s birthday is also on February 22nd. His parents gave him the name of Elroy when he was born. No middle name just Elroy. Well he loved George Washington. So when he was in his early 20 he added the name George as his first name so he became George Elroy. My dad died when i was a teenager so i did not know about this until years later. Happy Birthday George Washington!!

  3. Dave says:

    Why didn’t our parents talk to us more when they had the chance, Our loss.

  4. Alain41 says:

    GW was known for not being able to tell a lie. Honest Abe was called honest for a reason. So two of our greatest Presidents, if not the two greatest, were known first and foremost for honesty. Now we have, ‘the most transparent administration ever’. And how do people know that? Because the President says so.

  5. otlset says:

    Ah the father of our country. The central figure of that *most exceptional* group of liberty-seeking men known as our founding fathers, who miraculously existed at the same time in history’s “age of enlightenment”, and with such influence came together to forge this new, ingenious, tripartite separation of power government based on the assent of the citizens themselves. A few quotes from George Washington:

    “The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.”

    “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

    “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

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