February 22, 2018
Today is the birthday of George Washington. This birthday was a holiday when I was a kid. That was before we made three day weekends and honored all the presidents, whether they deserved honor or not. By all accounts Washington was a great and substantial and significant character. His life and legacy are the direct antithesis of the degraded office and dissipated character of the current president whom we were supposed to recognize last Monday as one of the 44 who came after the First.
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”.
(Painting above is by Ken Corbett, after the iconic portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart)