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10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 3)

Milt37 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:33 PM
mjacobs, If you've read enough history, you'd know Washington spent most of his own liquid wealth during the War. The Continental Congress was such a dysfunctional, political bunch of theives (still carrying on that tradition today), that they almost lost the Revolutionary War. Now, if you're complaining about Washington asking for some reimbursement, it makes you seem petty. Yes, $40K was a lot of money then, but how do you put a price tag on such a great leader? I'll bet the combined salaries of the military personell, WH camera crews, Secret Service, paperwork, ad infinitum, that went into Mrs. Obama's appearence on the Academy Awards was at least $400K. And what good did that do for the country?
In the previous two columns, I highlighted the first seven of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive:

10) Washington was a role model for many, even as a youth.

9) Washington epitomized courage.

8) Washington wasn't afraid of public opinion or challenging the status quo.

7) Washington was a man of integrity and character yet just as human as the rest of us.

6) Washington was a first-class servant leader who walked what he talked.

5) Washington didn't allow personal obstacles to stop his service to God, his family and his country.

4) Washington was a devoted family man.

Here are the remaining three...