Yesterday was Washington's birthday. One of the truly great men of human history, Washington is, in many ways, why we have a such a great nation. Donald McClarey gives nice insights, as he always does, about this great and fascinating man.
Most kids today get more emphasis on the failings of the Founding Father, just like we tend to focus on the bad of everything in the heritage of the Christian West. The unique contributions, their triumphs and successes, their gift to history are generally downplayed, if not ignored.
Nonetheless, wisdom suggests we Americans have a unique gift in our Founding Fathers. And none exemplify just how wonderfully blessed we are from their contributions than the life, wisdom, humility and morality of George Washington.