Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Daily Quote 9/06/2005

"The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field -- the object is attained -- and it now remains to be my earnest wish & prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them." -- George Washington (letter to the Reformed German Congregation of New York City, 27 November 1783)
Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (271)

Does this guy know that he's not supposed to wear his religion on his sleeve? How dare he! Who's virtue is he talking about? Doesn't he want anyone to have fun? What does he mean by "virtue" and "blessings"? Who does he think he is? Doesn't he know the Constitution?

Oh, wait a minute...he is the one who crossed Valley Forge in the dead of winter, swore to give his Life, Fortune, and Sacred Honor, and was indeed the first President of this experiment known as the United States of America! I guess he knew better than those today of what he speaks!

I just have one question: Does anyone think he would be electable today?