annfan_777 Wrote:
Jan 27, 2013 9:49 AM
George Washington set the proper example for ALL politicians, not just the president, when he stepped down after two terms. The Founders envisioned citizen legislators who would serve a couple of terms, then return to private life. That type of politician can be characterized as a statesman, and a public servant. The kind we have now are insulated, lazy, overpaid, under-worked, pampered royalty. The idea that our politicians have to be "qualified" or "experienced" is nonsense. They just have to love America and be dedicated to doing what is right for the country, re-election be damned. Once they've been there for so many years, they care mostly about retaining power, and not about what's right. Washington knew that instinctively.