George Washington as the Father of the United States.


 

On July 4th, I was watching the series The Revolution on History Channel.  I posted earlier about George Washington only desiring to return to Mount Vernon.

Some wanted to make him our king.  He said, “No, we just fought to get rid of one.”  There was no precedent for what he was doing.  He had to set the tone for what the office of President of the United States would be.

If George Washington is our father, what can we learn from this?  Service without any thought of reward.  Giving up your own desires for the common good of society; possibly losing your own life in the end.

Where has this gone and can we get it back?  Have we betrayed our father?

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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