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10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 1)

Gilchrist Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:02 AM
"Ike's eight years in office also saw three in which the national debt actually went down. That wasn't a fake budgetary surplus, but a real debt reducing surplus. It is also the last time the national debt actually decreased. " I posted the above on Feb 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM. I'm curious as to why it was deleted.
Many conservatives point to great modern men and leaders, such as Ronald Reagan, as models we can follow, and I concur with their sentiments. But I think the best leaders lived long ago, during the founding of our republic, away from the limelight and luster of today's politics and Washington drama.

With Feb. 18's being Presidents Day and Feb. 22's being the actual day George Washington was born, I thought there would no better time to honor the man I consider to be one of the greatest leaders ever born. And I'm going to take a few weeks (columns) to do it.

Let...