Saturday, February 22, 2014
George Washington the indispensable man
Today we celebrate the birth of George Washington, the first among the founding fathers of the United States of America. He was the commanding general of the armed forces, presided over the Constitutional Convention and was our first president. By his character and actions he set a high precedent for leadership in the US..
At the Constitutional Convention he was the presiding officer, but he spoke hardly a word; he didn’t have to speak. Just his presence tempered the proceedings.
He could have been king, but refused such honors for the limited role of president.
See the book: Washington the Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexnor at Amazon. You can read a few pages there.
Powerline Blog has a good entry on him.