Skip to comments.George Washington Would Be Too Rich To Be President Re: Obama
Posted on 04/17/2012 6:12:11 AM PDT by joeclarke
I cannot think of a better community organizer than our founding President George Washington. His charge to organize thousands of non professional soldiers to fight a war against the well trained and well equipped Brit Redcoats had to be at least as difficult as President Obama's tireless efforts to round up fellow travelers on the south side of Chicago to harass banks for not lending to people who could not repay loans.
Although, we know nothing about Obama's early financing, except that it probably was gifted to him by a sheik, or two, George Washington married into money through his wife Martha, not unlike Senators John Kerry or John McCain. Washington thus inherited thousands of acres of land. President Washington was also awarded for his service, as a veteran, in the French and Indian war - adding thousands of more acres to his holdings. Even before the Revolutionary War, Washington was one of the wealthiest men in the Americas. Washington's wealth was at one time estimated to be well over 500 million dollars - much more than Mitt Romney's comparatively more meager estate.
As far as I know, George Washington did not receive millions of dollars in royalties for writing books about his "dreams" as an English citizen, or glamorizing a communist father from the old country that he never knew. Although Washington was the first man to sign the Constitution, he may not have been a Constitutional scholar on par with Barack Obama. Thank God.
Washington had quite a different take on taxes. There were practically no taxes in his time of a freer America, except for tariffs that charged other countries for importing goods. As long as the United States imposed taxes on foreign nations' goods, America ran a federal budget surplus. A "Commerce Clause" also did not exist at this early time in American history, because it would have been unthinkable to give the federal government unrestricted authority over such things as, say, national health insurance.
George Washington is oft quoted for his opposition to "Entangling Alliances," yet, he himself was not opposed to accepting gifts and loans from other countries, like France, which supplied gold,soldiers, and navies to the Revolutionaries during the war with Britain.
George Washington was the most honorable of men who, did not attend college, freed his slaves, loved his country, actively fought more than one war, united the country, prospered by working with his own hands and business, and did not vilify fellow Americans for not paying their "fair share" of taxes. President Obama to the contrary . . . . .
It most certainly did exist. Of course back then, it was a limiting power, not an all encompassing one.
Spoken like the true commie he is.
“Not until the Constitution. Before that we had the Articles of Confederation, which did NOT include the Commerce Clause.
Matter of fact, the AoC contained none of the gotchas/catch-22s of the latter document....but here it is still “revised” and “a more perfect union”..........
See Buppert’s The God That Failed...
I read GW’s biography earlier this year. He, along with most other Virginia planters, was in debt up to the frills of his shirt till the day he died. One reason was his unwillingness to break up slave families through sales of individual servants.
there is a now disbarred lawyer who teaches law and gubmint via the i’net...his extensive website shows many never-before-heard points on george, etc.
Not only did Washington free his slaves, Washington’s will provided for training the younger slaves in useful skills, and created a fund for old age pensions for the older ones.
George Washington & Obozo in the same sentence makes me want to puke.
Or may be something more violent and smelly.
Well, since he was refering to the Federal Government and President Washington, it would seem he was refering to the Constitution.
I don’t recall George having secret off shore bank accounts where he hid kickbacks.
Yes, there was a Commerce Clause at the time of the Constitution which was interpreted much differently than today via FDR and Obama Democrats. Thanks.
Shame on Romney For Not Paying Uncle Sam More Tax? Re: Offshore Accounts.
Romney reported/filed offshore accounts to IRS
I was thinking more of Hussein.
“An overreaching “Commerce Clause” was not so interpreted at this early time in American history,” Was supposed to be written. . .
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