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

mtonks Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 12:09 PM
Considering he fired on his own countrymen during the Whiskey Riots, I'd say, yes, since the Confederates were in violation of the law.
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...