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    George Washington Once Said

    Now Pay Attention - George Washington Once Said

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    So true!

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    It boggles my mind.... how our founders knew back then...........as it applies today.

    I believe he also said at a Fort in PA............'I can't speak French".

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    President Washington was always wary of a powerful government. If only he were alive today.
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    Clone..............anyone ?

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    G.W. also owned slaves. Oh the irony fighting for ones freedom and independence all the while keeping others as property and denying them their freedom. He was a great man of character and vision, but flawed like any other.
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    With age comes wisdom and not always for the good. Over the years since GW was POTUS, the egotistical, greedy, elitist, self-serving politicians have become wise in the ways of screwing the public and making us believe it's for our own good. Judge Judy once said, "quit peeing on my shoes and telling me it's raining".

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    G.W. also owned slaves. Oh the irony fighting for ones freedom and independence all the while keeping others as property and denying them their freedom. He was a great man of character and vision, but flawed like any other.
    Like any man, he wasn't perfect. He did choose to free his slaves upon the death of wife, Martha, though.

    When you are raised with something bad and told it is good, it will naturally be an attribute until you cognitively choose to discard it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Like any man, he wasn't perfect. He did choose to free his slaves upon the death of wife, Martha, though.

    When you are raised with something bad and told it is good, it will naturally be an attribute until you cognitively choose to discard it.
    Actually from his writings and letters, his decision was purely financial. At that time they could be used to settle debts and were a status symbol of wealth. The revolutionary period put a huge strain on his finances and freeing his slaves would have meant his financial ruin. Even though it cost him to house and feed them, he stood to gain more keeping them than freeing them. He even went so far as to chase his escapees down after the war.

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    But he did ultimately free them, and that was not to his financial gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    But he did ultimately free them, and that was not to his financial gain.

    In 1790, President George Washington signed the Naturalization Act. This act limited U.S. Citizenship to only free white persons.

    In 1793, President George Washington signed the Fugitive Slave Act. This act gave slave owers the right to capture fugitive slaves in any U.S. State

    He did not free his slaves in his lifetime, however, but instead included a provision in his will to free his slaves upon the death of his wife. So he did it Posthumously after he and his wife had passed and their use was no more. FYI he died BEFORE his wife so financial gain was a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    In 1790, President George Washington signed the Naturalization Act. This act limited U.S. Citizenship to only free white persons.

    In 1793, President George Washington signed the Fugitive Slave Act. This act gave slave owers the right to capture fugitive slaves in any U.S. State

    He did not free his slaves in his lifetime, however, but instead included a provision in his will to free his slaves upon the death of his wife. So he did it Posthumously after he and his wife had passed and their use was no more. FYI he died BEFORE his wife so financial gain was a moot point.
    Touche. I was not aware that the emancipation was posthumous.

    However, I retreat to my point of one will tend to accept the terms of the environment that they are born into.
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    I agree. I was just pointing out the irony of "liberty" and "freedom".

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    Who cares about his slaves........Jefferson freed none also and he authored the big document.....So what.
    They were great men in their own right......most self educated and wise.

    Why does everything have to revert back to Political Correctness..........grow up you pantywaists.

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    The words in the original post are still true!
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