Happy Birthday to George Washington, Our First President

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Today is George Washington’s birthday.

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia. …

George Washington could trace his family’s presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to Virginia. The family held some distinction in England and was granted land by Henry VIII. Much of the family’s wealth was lost during the Puritan revolution and in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, migrated to Virginia. Little information is available about the family in North America until George’s father, Augustine, who was born in 1694.

Augustine Washington was an ambitious man who acquired land and slaves, built mills, and grew tobacco. For a time, he had an interest in opening iron mines. He married his first wife, Jane Butler and they had three children. Jane died in 1729 and Augustine married Mary Ball in 1731. George was the eldest of Augustine and Mary’s six children, all of which survived into adulthood. The family lived on Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia. They were moderately prosperous members of Virginia’s “middling class.”

Augustine moved the family up the Potomac River to another Washington family home, Little Hunting Creek Plantation, (later renamed Mount Vernon) in 1735 and then moved again in 1738 to Ferry Farm on the Rappahannock River, opposite Fredericksburg, Virginia, where George Washington spent much of his youth.

Last year, our Washington’s Birthday post was dedicated to comparing and contrasting the first president with the current resident of the White House.  Needless to say, the current resident came out lacking.

Recently, our dear friend foxyladi14 tipped us to an article that expertly illustrates what a “clown” we have in the White House today.

Somehow, we can’t believe that, even if Washington were alive today, he would stoop to such antics. Washington had too much dignity, intelligence, and respect for the country and the office he held to engage in similar “most diminishing [to the presidency] moments.”

Obama recently bragged about making “some booze” in the White House (where, despite Obama’s imagination, George Washington never lived).  Obama has also spoken and written, slyly, with seeming braggadocio, about his use of illegal drugs:

Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though …

What soaring rhetoric! What excellent discourse! What inspiration!

What an embarrassment!

Now a quote from George Washington:

The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

What would George Washington say today about a president, such as our current White House resident, who speaks, always, in a manner that serves to divide us, rather than to unite us as one People?

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p.s. I wrote this post days ago and put it in the pipeline to be published on George Washington’s REAL birthday. Since I wrote this, others have published stories similar to what I tried to say, comparing Barry’s antics with the First President. See here and here, for just two stories about “President Buzzfeed”, which were recommended by our readers.

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177 responses to “Happy Birthday to George Washington, Our First President

  1. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/holder-doj-drops-sham-civil-rights-charges-against-george-zimmerman/

    Holder WON’T (can’t) file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Now all we need to hear is no charges against Darren Wilson. Of course, they WILL drum up something with which to unfairly club the Ferguson police dept. just so they have something to call a “win”.

  2. Good “jop” pressing the “reset button”, Barry. NOTICE HIS NAME on that Russian missile:

    They’re getting personal now. What’s a “leader” to do?

  3. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/okeefe-strikes-again-bombshell-investigation-takes-on-shakedown-artist-al-sharpton/

    The story that made O’Keefe fear for his life is about Sharpton, not Barry, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending upon which you’d rather see outed more.)

  4. LIES are “misstatements” when progressives make them: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/surprise-obama-va-secretary-lied-about-serving-in-special-forces-issues-apology/

    “Obama Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told a homeless veteran in a recent interview that he served in Special Forces. …

    Tonight McDonald released a statement after he was caught lying about his military service. …

    While I was in Los Angeles, engaging a homeless individual to determine his Veteran status, I asked the man where he had served in the military. He responded that he had served in special forces. I incorrectly stated that I had been in special forces. That was inaccurate and I apologize to anyone that was offended by my misstatement.”

    How about holding this guy to the Williams standard?

    Notice how he doesn’t apologize for lying. He apologizes if you were OFFENDED by his lie!

    • btw, isn’t it a crime in some localities to claim one is a vet when one isn’t? I’d say this is “stolen valor” and the equivalent of saying you went to Vietnam when you sat at a desk in DC.

  5. Rosemary Woodhouse

    I am so sorry for cursing, but Mitch McConnell is a %^%$ing asshole. He officially changed this country to a permanent one party system.

    Nor only are ALL OF THEM IN IT TOGETHER, BUT THEY ARE ALL TRAITORS. IT’S TIME FOR SOME STATES TO SECEDE. It’s the only way revolution will occur. So many of us; so few of them.

    HAD IT!

    • As I suggested last week: NUCLEAR OPTION. Krauthammer wrote an article suggesting the same thing, this weekend. WHAT do they have to lose? Over 2/3 of the American People are AGAINST AMNESTY. IF they would simply publicize the TRUTH about how not only are they getting to stay, getting JOBS, but ALSO GETTING HUGE PAYOUTS FROM THE IRS, then there would be even MORE people against this amnesty program. WHY don’t the Republicans point out to ALL the people, including poor blacks and browns, that OBAMA is giving away BILLIONS to ILLEGAL ALIENS in “tax credits” that belong to CITIZENS?

    • I am so sick and tired, also, of the media promoting the LIE that there will be a “shutdown”. THERE WILL BE NO SHUTDOWN. This so-called president is also blackmailing the country by using this rather suspicious claim of “threats” against the Mall of America as leverage. AS IF, if there’s an ISIS attack in the USA, then it will be the Republicans’ fault. IT’s HIS WATCH. OBAMA’S. He flouts the law left and right, anyway. He takes money that belongs elsewhere to spend on his pet projects, anyway. IF he wanted to protect the country and the border, he easily could. I’m so sick of them letting this liar and bully get away with his lies and threats.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        They are not allowing him to get away with anything. This has been very well orchestrated. They’re all communists by whatever name they call themselves. name and Muslim enablers leading to the downfall of the greatest nation, ever. It’s the grown up hippies getting “The Man”.

        From now on call them Goebbels, Mengele, Himmler, etc.( regardless of “party affiliation….what a farce this is! ) because we know what to call POTUS!

        DISGUSTED!

  6. And Barry, of course, vetoed the Keystone Pipeline, which meant jops for his peeps. BUTT does he care? NOPE, because a greater concern for BARRY is that the USA NEVER BECOME energy independent so that the mullahs, and especially his Saudi king, always have leverage over us AND always are able to control the price of the only commodity that they have. When the oil and the money it brings run out, THEN what becomes of the House of Saud?

  7. Folks, we are engaged in a battle of Good vs Evil. It is my prayer that God gives YOU the grace, strength, wisdom and courage to push back against the Left’s Evil. No one in our great nation should be bullied, made to be ashamed of their race. The Left’s war on White America Must NOT be tolerated…….. YEP, GO Lloyd….
    ~ Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

  8. FUBO · 7 hours ago

    THIS LINK NEEDS TO GO VIRAL. Our president affirming his faith, mouthing Alluah Akbar after giving the signal, as he gets comfortable with his friends. At first glance it is difficult to believe, but take all of it in, a few times. It is what it is.

    A muslim president of the United States, AFFIRMING HIS ISLAMIC FAITH:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/02/rebut

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/02/howard-dean-governor-scott-walker-says.html#v2ZBYjj4VhEbiPQD.99

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Believe me, I’d be the first to say I heard it. Someone needs to slow the audio down.. He gives the finger 😉 at 8 seconds into the Youtube video.

    • That is an IMPOSSIBILITY since NOBODY who even pretends to call himself or herself a “genealogist” would EVER attempt to begin to create a family tree without DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE. Why not? Because it’s a waste of time and an exercise in futility. IF you create a branch WITHOUT PROOF that the branch is ACCURATELY drawn, then you potentially waste all the time and effort you put into any subsequent updates to the branch because the entire thing would THEN be a SHAM. I’ve dabbled in genealogy and I cannot tell you how many people are currently working on and spreading family trees that are based upon simple LOGICAL ERRORS made because the people got frustrated when they couldn’t find definitive proof and so made the leap to continuing on with their “probable” family line. When the contrary proof arises that blows their family tree to smithereens, it’s next to impossible to get them to give it up, admit their error, and go back to start over at wherever they need to start over to create a CORRECT tree. In Barry’s case, a simple DNA test would prove or disprove it all.

      • Look at this!

        “These connections were found by researchers at Geni.com and WikiTree.com. We strive for accuracy (even more than the Senate itself), but if you have any corrections, please contact GlobalFamilyReunion.com.”

        SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY? They strive for accuracy? Then there’s absolutely NO WAY they can publish ANYTHING about Barry’s genealogy because there’s NO DOCUMENTARY PROOF of any of it. NONE.

  9. ~ Mikemad57 ~ Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:39pm

    O’…. Here are only A FEW examples ….
    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
    The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

  10. ~ Martha Trowbridge 94p · 3 hours ago

    The way evil is able to perpetuate is that it is not stopped by those who repudiate it.

    Jews were in gas chambers because good people permitted Adolf Hitler the power and resources to carry out his evil plan.

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/02/howard-dean-governor-scott-walker-says.html#fgXm85PbUZzh7S4r.99

  11. ~ Unplugged 102p · 16 hours ago
    Giuliani’s claim the White House invited Al Sharpton up to 85 times

    “I think you missed one very important point. He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80, 85 times. … You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you are going to turn the police in America against you.”

    –Former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Dec. 28, 2014

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/

    http://www.newsmax.com/US/Rudy-Giuliani-Al-Sharpt

    ~ Hoosier_Daddy · 14 hours ago
    Is Al Sharptongue a White House advisor or a White House……. wise CRACK supplier? … ???? >>>????

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/02/project-veritas-video-what-do-eric.html#jA4Xsv74KqgdQh2Q.99

  12. There is NO END to the hypocrisy of the progressive left: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-ted-cruz-20150225-column.html

    The LA Times actually goes there and publishes an article suggesting Cruz might be ineligible for the presidency, that it might be a good idea to get a court to rule once and for all, and that one of his potential opponents in a presidential race WOULD have standing–this despite the “standing” issue being used (a precedent!) by nearly every court so far to stymie (I love using that word in this context) cases that challenge Barry’s eligibility.

    How about that Khalidi tape, while you’re at it, LA Times?

  13. Miri,
    I agree with you, Senate to use Nuclear Option right now or
    there are enough states that have already voted to call a Constitution Convention that we only need one more,
    to save this country, power has to be removed from the office of
    the prezodent and if a re-write is the only option, then I say let us dare
    to write,
    after all when the founders wrote – success was no sure thing,
    so let’s not be so afraid now that we cannot redo their noble effort.

  14. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Not to be paranoid, but this has never happened to me before although I’ve read about it having happened to others.

    After I made my secession posts, I had posted something else which required an edit. As usual, since there is no edit function, I tried to do ir as a reply to my comment. I hit Post Comment, and it was as if the screen froze. I could not comment further and logged off. Could it have been a technical glitch? Yes, but I just had the feeling I was experiencing a snoop. It’s happened to me before (infrequently) , but never here.

  15. Rosemary Woodhouse

    No, not three 6s but definitely something carved into his air. No barber error.

  16. Da Man!!!! 😀

    • Much ado about nothing, huh? Like a danged duck, just let it roll. Why all this hullabaloo over a simple opinion? “Hate”? Get real. A snarky joke is not hate. An opinion is not hate. If you cultivate (no pun intended) a certain Rastafarian look, then you might be asking for people to associate you with “weed”, if not patchouli. Why apologize? It’s RIDICULOUS. There’s a WAR on free speech and the only way to defeat this crap is to NOT GIVE IN and apologize for something that doesn’t call for an apology. When Barry apologizes for calling people xenophobes who cling to guns and religion …

      Or potential domestic terrorists …

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Look at how society has flipped out. Whites are always on the defensive.

    • Exactly. WTF?!!! Let’s put some pressure on the poor child, why don’t we? This is sick, one way or another.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Two things stand out to me in this article.
      a) The American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
      b) Her parents were “ridiculously” supportive from Day 1. Word choice is important.

      Also of note, she works at CNN.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        …was listed a a metal disorder until 1973. 1973!!!! Look at how the pro homosexual agenda has grown in prominence in 4 decades! Amazing.

  17. TURN-ING POINT? … from Robert Oscar Lopez…. he LIVED IT!!!
    Children OF SAME-SAME couples…….

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/02/children_of_samesex_couples_a_turning_point.html

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