Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents Day

            Today is Presidents Day, a day set apart to honor all Presidents of the United States. Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a nation long forgotten, we celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and George Washington’s birthday on February 22. Then some deep thinker thought that we should lump all the presidents into one holiday. I do not agree with whoever it was for several reasons, one of which is that some presidents deserve honor and others do not.

            Obviously, I am not the only person with this opinion because I found an article titled “George Washington Deserves His Own Day, Not Presidents Day” by David Azerrad at The Daily Signal. Here are just a few paragraphs, but please the article.

Washington, the “indispensable man” of the revolution who was rightly extolled for being “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” has not been lumped together with the likes of James Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Franklin Pierce, and John Tyler.

It gets worse. Washington’s good name and great legacy are now shamelessly invoked to justify positions that he would never have envisaged.

In a Time Magazine special edition on Washington, historian Joseph Ellis matter-of-factly remarks: “He began the political tradition that produced a Union victory in the Civil War, the Federal Reserve Board, Social Security, Medicare and, more recently, Obamacare.”

Washington, who called on Americans to display “pious gratitude” for their Constitution and warned against any “change by usurpation,” is now a partisan of the sprawling welfare state and the unprecedented individual mandate.

Ellis even has the gall to hail Washington – the man who gracefully and voluntarily relinquished power after two terms when he could have stayed on for life – as the father of “strong executive leadership” and the precursor to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who stayed in office for an unprecedented 12 years.

            Obviously, Ellis is another deep thinker! Do you think that he really believes what he wrote? I hope that you see from those paragraphs why we need to have an annual day to remember our first President, even George Washington. He must be turning over in his grave for being linked to FDR and Obamacare! Be sure to read the entire article here.


            I believe that George Washington deserves to be honored annually because he was a great man. I also believe that we should celebrate his birthday every year in order to teach the rising generation about this great man. None of us has seen a President that could measure up to George Washington! We need to honor him for being the first as well as to teach others why he was so great.

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