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Paternal Virtue: George Washington

jwalsh Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 5:23 PM
One of my favorite books on Washington is Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution". It gives a unique perspective into the man Washington was.

An excerpt from Ladies and Gentlemen: Why the Survival of Our Republic Depends on the Revival of Honor, by Dr. Gina Loudon and Dr. Dathan Paterno.

Fortunately, we have been blessed with men and women throughout history whose lives reflect most of the virtues that must be reclaimed if our Republic is to survive. Their biographies are enhanced by towering excellence in multiple traits. Equally important, the blemishes on their life story are few and underwhelming.

We examined many men and women for the honor of being the quintessential gentleman and lady. All of them had excellent resumes; several of them...

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