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To: Liberty Wins

I've always said George Washington was one of our greatest citizens and barring none our greatest President,and I haven't changed my opinion !!!


10 posted on 02/24/2007 4:18:29 PM PST by Obie Wan
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To: Obie Wan
A very interesting book about a little-known period of Washington's life is Joel Achenbach's The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West, which is mainly about the period just after the War of Independence.

Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, $14.00, published 2004.

11 posted on 02/24/2007 4:34:53 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Obie Wan

IMHO, his greatest character trait was his ability to give up power. When King George III heard that Washington had turned down the chance to be King of America, he at first refused to believe it, but then when it was confirmed said that Washington was "the greatest character of the age."

And if Washington hadn't retired after two terms, imagine the chaos if every President thereafter ran perpetually for the job, refusing to give up and go home.

Come to think of it, your average Congressperson doesn't seem to have learned anything from George's example.


13 posted on 02/24/2007 4:40:07 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten these.)
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