Monday, February 18, 2008

Washington's Birthday

Today's holiday honors all U.S. Presidents. It used to honor only the greatest President, George Washington. Gleaves Whitney elaborates for National Review.

During the American Revolution, Washington put service before self. His personal example was his greatest gift to the nation. It has often been said that the “Father of our country” was less eloquent than Jefferson; less educated than Madison; less experienced than Franklin; less talented than Hamilton. Yet all these leaders looked to Washington to lead them because they trusted him with power. He didn’t need power.

As for presidents who should not be celebrated, here's the American Thinker's three worst presidents.

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