Liberals have worked very hard to rewrite history. They know if hard-working Americans understand America’s past and how America became so prosperous, the lies, twists and distractions they present will not be enough to bury America’s greatness.
The men we call “Founders” were, each and every one, brilliant, eloquent, and worldly men well-read in the Ancients and particularly the writers and thinkers of the Enlightenment that lauded Reason over all. They were men of science and intelligence, but also men of faith. They were not all Christians, but even in their religious disagreement, they agreed that for our Experiment in Self-governance to succeed, men and women must be committed to self-betterment. They understood that liberty can only be upheld by men and women of character.
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
religion and morality are indispensable supports.
In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism
who should labor to subvert these
great pillars of human happiness.”
By age sixteen, Washington had copied out by hand, 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. He sought to memorize them and make them a part of himself. If you browse them today, some seem strange, yet the majority of them are still worth working toward.
General Washington counted himself inadequate as a military leader. He counted himself modestly as a businessman, so it isn’t surprising he saw himself inadequate to assume the Presidency of our fledgling nation. It was Washington’s humility that drove him to his knees to seek the help of Providence!
Contrast this with the arrogance of President Obama. His entire philosophy, the beliefs behind his policies and overall agenda, is that he and his elite sympathizers know better than We-the-People what is the duty or responsibility of government. Faced with the Benghazi incident, 6 months of investigations have not yet uncovered exactly where President Obama was wile Americans called repeatedly for help. Two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the US island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers while President Obama went golfing.
General Washington, and the Congress elected with him, wanted only to fascilitate our individual pursuit of happiness, to serve the needs of the public, not the wants. They understood the essence of tyranny is government reaching into the daily lives of the people in an attempt to exert control.
You might remember that after the brilliant leadership during the long, agonizing years of the Revolutionary War, both the public and the sitting Congress attempted to crown General Washington King of the infant nation.
“He gave up power not once but twice – at the end of the revolutionary war, when he resigned his military commission and returned to Mount Vernon, and again at the end of his second term as president, when he refused entreaties to seek a third term. In doing so, he set a standard for American presidents that lasted until the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose taste for power was stronger than the 150 years of precedent set by Washington.”
It is extraordinarily difficult for us today to relate to such humility in a true public servant. For the most part, those WE have sent to Washington DC as our Representatives are anything but humble, and certainly not Public Servants. It is a foreign concept. In fact, the whole idea of ” service” has been trompled and trampled, twisted and redefined with a self-serving theme.
Audacity of hope, or arrogance of power? “Webster’s defines arrogance as the “offensive exhibition of assumed or real superiority,” an “overbearing pride,” an “imperious” nature. One only has to look to our government to find the embodiment of arrogance — in our elected officials, our Congress and our president.
“Arrogance is not exclusive to liberals, moderates or conservatives. Arrogance is usually accompanied by one form of superiority or another. The arrogance of the ignorant “nobody” is as dangerous as that of the intellectual “somebody.” Both deserve each other’s company. The difference is the decisions of the “some bodies” can affect all the other “nobodies.”
“Being George Washington means looking out for our families, our neighbors, and our countrymen–standing for them when they can’t stand for themselves. Washington wrote: How pitiful, in the eye of reason and religion, is that false ambition which desolates the world with fire and sword for the purpose of conquest and fame when compared to the milder virtues of making our neighbors and our fellow men as happy as their frail conditions and perishable natures will permit them.” George Washington’s letter To REVEREND JOHN LATHROP, June 22, 1788
Can you imagine General George Washington coming on the scene, riding into DC to address Congress today? None loved him more than the men who served under him in the unimaginable years of war. Yet, with great grace and humility, General Washington reminded Congress of the reasons for the War they had endured. He reminded them of the tyranny they had experienced and the lives sown for Liberty’s cause. How does this compare with the reports from those who have worked with President Obama?
OK, so is this PROGRESS? Evolution? Or is it moral decay that has brought us to the eve of destruction?
How quickly would President Obama
take the throne General Washington refused?
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King George III asked his American painter, Benjamin West, what Washington would do after winning independence. West replied, “They say he will return to his farm.”
“If he does that,” the incredulous monarch said, “he will be the greatest man in the world.”
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