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The Greatness of President Washington

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    Why is he so revered to this very day, apparently, even by the left?
    Perhaps President Washington can help us Unify as a Country and get on the same page to resist the influences that threaten to destroy The United States of America.
    Forget about us being "great" and all that stuff. We just need to be able to maintain our HOMELAND and its founding principles!
    What does George Washington stand for? What is it about our very first President that we revere?

  2. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    Is it merely a witty coincidence that the word 'Washington' sounds so similar to the compound noun, 'Washing-machine'? smile

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    Okay fine, The greatness of President H. Clinton. Why would she make a great President?
    or maybe I should ask ...
    HOW?

  4. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    'H. Clinton' sounded like 'House-cleaning' :-)

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      I am still wondering what the left thinks of President Washing Machine.
      or why President House Cleaning would make a good president. :-)  huh?

  5. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    because the basic principle of both of these two are that of washing out.. good and bad stuff, in their own order ;-)

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      … okay, can you elucidate further? what "own order"? what "good and bad stuff"? Or do you not know and you are just being poetic?
      - are you a Democrat, Progressive, Liberal or Moderate? or none of these? Or is party affiliation irrelevant to your emerging explanation, (if you have one,)?

  6. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    there need to be a (peacefully conducted) revolution, or something like that, frankly speaking.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Revolution IS a cleansing!
      Hillary could do such a cleaning job for the country if she is in the White House?

  7. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    The Genesis ~ and The Bhagavad Gita - though not even remotely related to each other, in terms of their production and producer(s) - speak of radical measures to 'balance' radical 'imbalances'. So, I guess it's a fundamental force latent in every consciousness, maybe?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      ... how are (radical) imbalances caused?
      Will any president be able to balance, cleanse and revolutionize what needs to be balanced, cleansed and revolutionized?
      What would such a person have to do?

  8. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    My guess would be when I personally check out all the places on earth which are 'protected' from such imbalances. The ant colonies in the nearby forests, for example.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Well, funny you should mention that!  From a local news paper:
      "Recently, one native ant population in northern California actually developed a chemical secretion that kills other invasive ants." The author's commentary: "You can never predict the natural twists and turns of natural selection." :-)

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Sometimes, ants are wiser :-)

  9. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    Maybe native groups, such as the 'Native Americans', have a lot to offer us about learning what causes 'radical imbalances' ~ and how to cure them?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      We are all learning, and becoming aware.

      I wonder what the oai people have to say observing all of this and watching us fail. Its all so pathetic, it makes you want to cry.
      I could never understand why they just didn't join us. Now I know why.

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        one of the many good things about Natives is that they never refuse to embrace :-)

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          who would?

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

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            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

              Have you?

              1. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

                I've planned a lot. I can say this much :-)

          2. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            you would know when you see a Native :-)

          3. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            ..and Natives would tell when they see one

  10. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    These type of problems are of the mind, heart and soul. Perhaps only someone with an equally tender mind, heart and soul should ever dare to solve these

  11. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    These pure and tender souls (in there exists, any) should become presidents. Not the other way round: we need not expect Obamas and Clintons to become pure and tender.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      President Washington was like that, from what I have read. He was a man of his day as far as owning slaves, (edit: and dealing with the Indians,) but he had much compassion for them (edit: He had much compassion for Indians too, in the beginning.) and allowed their families (slaves) to stay together. He freed his slaves, (those he could legally free,) before he died.
      He would go from church to church to get a sampling of what other denominations were preaching. He taught himself how to read/write and worked everyday in his library.  He prayed every morning and every night. He asked God for guidance.
      He was not afraid of bullets in battles. He'd be on his horse with bullets whizzing by, but never took one.

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        I find that interesting that even presidents need spiritual guidance. Not something we always think they do.

  12. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago
  13. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    I wonder how Hillary would have dealt with the "Indians" back in the day.

    Its amazing how the white man just moved right in and took over, isn't it?

    And now look what we've done to this continent.
    I am sad.
    very sad.
      If President Washington came back to take a stroll through this country today he would probably wonder if all his efforts were worth it  ...
    at all. sad

    He might go to every reservation and apologize.
    He might ask the desendents of the original Asian immigrants how can we fix this mess.
    They were here for centuries and we've messed things up in such a short time.
    I think God is crying too.

  14. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 16 months ago

    One of the things I've always wondered is on the ways the Natives Indians cure the physically sick. I had to undergo a hernia surgery when I was 8 years old. I wonder what they might have done to me if I were born to a Native Indian community.


    Apart from that ~ I really admire their culture, and might live happily as a Native Indian for the next ten years of my life.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      You could have/probably would have died. Or maybe you wouldn't have had a hernia at such a young age on a more natural diet!

      Really? How? Living as a "Native Indian?"  Some can't stand the words Native or Indian.
      I call them OAI People. Original Asian Immigrant People. They called themselves "People."
      Today they are descendants of the OAI People. Some say, "indigenous" people

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        I too had thought about that point, and find it valid, upto a certain extent. My own personal experience in life has taught me that many physical diseases occur as a rebellion of the spirit, against the contractions that a 'modern world' imposes upon us.

        That said, considering the makeup of the human anatomy, I do not find it realistic to believe that no one of the Native Americans had ever had a hernia or such diseases (that required surgery). I've always wondered how they manage such cases.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          They were very fit and strong.
          The California Indians worked to find and locate what they needed and once they were satisfied, they would play, relax, have a good time, make love …  and gamble! They loved gambling!
          Californians (in the 30's- 70's) used to have a good time. Now they (we) just work. Work or die.
          So on that happy note, good night. Thanks for the prompts, GS.

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            Excluding their medical expertise ~ their culture is excellent.

          2. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            Goodnight :-)

          3. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            One last thought - perhaps I wouldn't stand being a Native American for more than 10 years. I'd be missing helicopter rides and internets!

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              Helicopter rides?

          4. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 15 months ago in reply to this

            God shet has been banned from HubPages?
            Did I miss something?

            1. ahorseback profile image46
              ahorsebackposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              That's too bad , he was a little edgy but hey , he commented on a couple of my hubs  , I think we could have brought him around to being  perhaps a bit less edgy . What is this banning thing anyway ! Aren't we all adults here ?

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                I think he's around still.

                1. ahorseback profile image46
                  ahorsebackposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                  No ! Sorry , according to his page , he's been banned .

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                    He did nothing bannable.

  15. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 15 months ago

    You know Kathryn  , I found that  I carried  the same  feelings about GW.  many years ago  and being a semi- pro historian  LOL,   I find that the more I read about our first president , the more I admire him too !  The years of pre-during -post  revolutionary war[s]   was extremely  trying , politically .  Yet not only  did he handle the military side of that  , but he excelled  at the political part AND  the people just loved and admired him  as well , it seems anyways

    I had relatives that served  in the French and Indian and  Revolutionary  War,  I have also found that  my great, great  grandfather was named for him  as were many, many soldiers sons and grandsons ! In fact there are so many George Washington  Smith's  and Jones named for him it actually makes genealogy a bit difficult at times .re

    I actually have a distant cousin or an uncle  that was on G.W  's Life Guards AND  kept a journal !  The Life Guards were  about two hundred  hand picked soldiers  chosen to guard him  all during the war ! I have read his journals and  they are in print .  Yeaa - he's my hero too.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Wow, ahorseback. I have a distant cousin on my mother's side that fought in the revolutionary war.
      I have a picture of him in a locket.
      We come by our patriotism honestly.

      1. ahorseback profile image46
        ahorsebackposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Yes we sure do , and rightfully so .  You know , I figure  how can a simple man like me ever question  patriotism when I look at my own family history , the French and Indian wars ,  King Georges War  , the Revolutionary war  , the civil war , WWI, WWII  , Viet- Nam  and now the gulf wars , my families history is far bigger that I am !    And certainly far bigger than   all the nay - sayers .    ..........:-}

 
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