Wednesday, March 17, 2010

George Washington

George was 57 years old when he was elected the first president of the United States by a unanimous vote of the electoral college. He takes the oath at the Federal Hall in New York City. The date is April 30th 1789.

In his inaugural address, he tells Congress to look to the Constitution for their priorities and to consider the public good when altering it, as the sacred fire of liberty depends on American democracy.

When was the last time Congress ever thought of the public good? We need to get back to the roots of this country but Washington D.C., a country within itself, never will.

I bet George is turning in his grave.


Darlene said...

I bet all the founding fathers are turning in their graves.

Looking to the Stars said...

Darlene, LOL, yes I bet they are :)