Carlos, while I agree that he was a man that did great things, things needed at the time. The reason why they had to give him a salary was because of the exorbitant reimbursement request he submitted for his first year as president. $40,000 which the then congress believed to be outrageous. There is much truth and myth that has been written about the man but he did do all of us a great gift in helping create this great country.
PS keep up the writing I think you do quite well at it.
from MJ Chester CA