Presidents’ Day is a month away; so here’s something to chew on.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History houses the uniform of President George Washington. A man once occupied that uniform who presented an imperfect but defining set of values and policies that would mold the foundation of the United States. For the past 242 years, the Union has survived despite monumental challenges at home and abroad.
The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, seems so antithetical to Washington’s vision for the country and how so many Americans view the characteristics a president should embody and the experience a president should bring to the office. What would Washington think of Trump if he was alive today? An examination of his character, views, and policies offers insight.
Washington didn’t affiliate with any political party and despised partisanship. He believed partisan politics were ruinous to the fabric of American society. In his Farewell Address, he warned Americans of the divisive…
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