Skip to comments.Happy 278th Birthday George Washington, The 1st and Best President the US has ever had.
Posted on 02/22/2010 8:03:19 PM PST by Steelers6
He was the best in my opinion for several reasons.
1. Respected God, the People, and the Constitution.
2. He had no prior President in history to use as a guide to lead a country. All those who followed have had him as an example and he still has beaten them all up to this point.
3. He could have been President for Life or King. Had the ability based on leading the Colonial Army and the Constitutional Conventions to have enormous power. But he didn't want that and walked away after 8 years and set the standard for Presidents to serve 2 terms until FDR broke the unwritten rule.
4. Farewell Address that is great Advice for Presidents and the Country today.
5. Paid off a lot of National Debt in his first 2 terms.
5. Respected God and the Constitution.
When George III heard Washington gave up power he commented he was the greatest man on earth. Napoleon commented at his downfall France wanted him to be a Washington.
I have to go with Ronald Reagan.
I’m sure someone will chime in with Jefferson Davis. LOL!
And we know where he was born unlike a certain fake pResident..
Good point. Except he was president of the CSA, not the USA.
I love George Washington. Every time I go back to NJ I try to take a trip through Morristown, where he was waylaid with the dreaded winter snows, worst in many a year that year. Yea, the devil did not want the birth of the nation, for we were a Christian Nation.
What a noble character. What a beautiful soul. Loved his wife, Martha, she was the lucky one. Not many men or women like him. I wish we’d get another.
And so, I’d like to ask you, what do YOU think of the stories of his seeing an angel?
I can believe it, but, well, they say it was written down well after his death.
Washington established the republic, Lincoln saved it from a domestic tyranny and Reagan delivered it from an external tyranny.
Agreed! “Presidents Day” is only a politically correct excuse for the three day weekend for worthless, man-hating government employees and government-paid contractors: the voters of today and constituents of the two politically correct, anti-family, anti-American political parties.
George Washington’s Birthday: the day for good Americans to remember.
We went from a man who couldn’t lie about chopping down a cherry tree to one who denies he had anything to do with ACORN.
I agree. He invented the job, the title, the practices of the Office. He WAS the greatest President. And the dishonor done to him regarding his birthday [making it a three day weekend, and giving it a generic title], and his place in our history, is disgudting.
From the great George Washington to Hussein Obama... how the mighty have fallen.
I'm a bit of a fan of Grover Cleveland, shamefully underrepresented in the hall of presidents. He was a strict constitutionalist who vetoed every bill that deviated from a literal reading of the Constitution. He was a Democrat who fought with the liberal Republicans. Funny how things have switched.
When I think of both of these men, it makes me sick to think of Obama.
I agree that George Washington was the greatest American in history but going by what they did as President I think Abraham Lincoln narrowly beats him.
BTW, although James K. Polk is almost forgotten nowadays he too I believe was a great President-expanded America to make a two-ocean power.
Haha true very true . . . but Washington -unlike the current usurper in chief- was not required to be a natural born US citizen as he was alive during the ratification of the Constitution. As for greatest President of all time, I’m going with TJ on that.
He led from the from the front.
He put his fortune on the line...dont see gates doing that...
He bucked convention and use blacks portugese and jews in his troops... a real multicultural leader.
He is a great site about Washington:
Happy Birthday Your Excellency.
...and thank you!