The Father Of Our Country
George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732. For 67 years, until his death in 1799, he would display a disciplined Christian morality, a devout sense of honor and duty to country, unwavering military and political leadership, and a profound belief in the Godly destiny of this nation. His bold, fearless leadership and strength of perseverance were the very glue that held the American Revolution together. His stature, character and actions throughout the American Revolution and the framing of our government established American independence, and liberty through limited government.
As the nation's first president, George Washington's reliance on the Almighty God and His Divine Guidance were the direct result of scriptural readings while seated at his mother's side. This led him to a life-long reliance on the principles of Christianity. As an adult, he attended church every Sunday in Alexandria, a 2 to 3 hour carriage ride from Mount Vernon. Those in his congregation noted his attention and respect to the services.
While many modern political pundits have sought to associate George Washington with the secretive cult known as Freemasonry, the implication is that he was somehow a conscious participant in the long range agenda of a one world government that these conspiratorial groups are known to espouse. This is completely inconsistent with every deed we know of concerning the father of our country. The truth is, in every conceivable fashion, Washington sought to limit the power of government and hamper its previously unfettered march towards totalitarianism.
In his writings, his public statements, and even in his apparently prophetic dreams concerning a modern day challenge to the safety of the nation, he fought to keep the citizenry unshackled from the tyranny of church and state that were in his day enslaving the nations of Europe.
Furthermore, George Washington was not afraid to share his Christian faith. After the horrible winter at Valley Forge, Washington told his 10,000 troops, "To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." When sworn in as the first US President, he voluntarily closed the prescribed Oath of Office with, "so help me God." Washington's first act as the President of the United States of America was to lead the Congress and Senate to church for a two-hour sermon and prayer session.
Nelly Custis-Lewis, Washington's adopted daughter, spent 23 years in his presence. She wrote of him, "He was a silent, thoughtful man. He spoke little generally; never of himself. I never heard him relate a single act of his life during the war... His mottos were 'Deeds, not words' and 'For God and my Country'."
Thomas Jefferson wrote of Washington in an 1814 letter:
"He was incapable of fear, meeting personal danger with the calmest unconcern. Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw a doubt, but when once decided, going through with his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed... For his was the singular destiny and merit of leading the armies of his country successfully through an arduous war, for the establishment of its independence; of conducting its councils through the birth of a new government, new in its forms and principles; until it had settled down into a quiet and orderly train... ."
America truly owes much of its existence to Mr. Washington. But sadly, as America departs from the celebration of George Washington's Birthday, replacing it with the collective Presidents' Day, we see that the governmental office and its power is now cherished, and not the character of the man in the office. Somehow, under the present system of homage and honor, a man as despicable as Bill Clinton is to be celebrated as an equal to George Washington.
As government in America assumes totalitarian magnitude and control (the very thing that Washington spent his life defeating), we become aware that the presidency is no longer occupied by an unashamedly Christian man that serves the God of the Bible. While Christianity is still espoused by the primary resident of the White House, it is out of tradition and political necessity as the presidency is truly a significant part of the earthly "beast" government seen in Scripture.
Contrast our present pretense with Washington, a man that personally owned 50 firearms and led his country in armed rebellion against totalitarianism and established freedom and liberty through limited and controlled government. Under the New World Order, such a man is no longer a hero in what has become a fascist/totalitarian state.
All TRUE AMERICANS should pass on the observance of Presidents' Day on February 18, and instead celebrate the birth of "The Father of Our Country" on February 22nd. Solemn remembrance of his manly nature, Christian spirit, and unwavering commitment to the ideals of limited government should far outweigh the celebration of the governmental office of the President.
February 18, 2002 -- Doug Hudson
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