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March 25, 2016

“George Washington” by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn

Filed under: Food for thought for friends — Alec @ 9:59 am

I just finished a great book that I bought at the Eastpoint, Florida Library for $1.  

1.   He believed that “human rationality – tempered by practical experience — underlay the entire America political experiment…”

2.   “Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people”

3.   He was a strict constitutionalist, and that may have bogged down his Presidency…. He was wary of assuming too much power …

4.   He felt that the public was often ill informed and thus had misguided opinions. 

5.    In the 1790’s they had clean water and clean air issues??

6.   In July 1795 ,  in his 7th year, he stated “There is but one straight course, and that is to seek true and pursue it steadily”

 

Isn’t interesting how much of what he said parallels what is happening today in the world and in the US

 

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