Friday, April 30, 2010

Who is powerful?

I asked a friend who was his favorite President.

He answered George Washington.

I thought for a second, and said fine, but you have to tell me why.

"Because the people offered to make him a king, and he said no."

Well said.

1 comment:

  1. I imagine that's supposed to show what an egalitarian he was. However, this view of him completely ignores the fact that as the owner of many slaves, he was far from being an egalitarian. At the time of his death he owned 277 slaves and rented 40 from a neighbor. His will instructed that they continue to be enslaved until Martha's death. There's an interesting article in Wikipedia on the subject.