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Happy Birthday, George Washington!

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The Washington Examiner has a few thoughts worth reading about why it's worth celebrating "George Washington's Birthday," as today officially is designated.  Often, we don't hear as much about President Washington, as a person, perhaps because few of his writings (especially compared to Presidents Jefferson and Lincoln) survive.

I have always revered George Washington as the father of our country.  As the Examiner editorial points out, he was truly remarkable in that he made the unprecedented decision to relinquish power voluntarily, thus setting the precedent for civilian control of America's military.  He likewise resigned the...