Do you know the date of George Washington’s birthday? Most Americans have not a clue. Our post-modern and oh so hip American society has decided that this man and his special day isn’t worth celebrating in its own right. I guess being the first president of the American nation and its first general on the battlefield doesn’t count for much anymore.
This great man was born on February 22, 1732. And although I’m a day late with this mini tribute, I thought I’d share some of President Washington’s words of wisdom.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is a force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people’s liberty’s teeth.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.