Taking a Stand Against Kingship: George Washington’s Denial of Power
By isaiahjherrera, Updated
The Man Who Would Not Be King
he was not motivated primarily by power. As noted earlier, he left public service more than once to settle back into a quiet, unassuming life on his plantation. And when a disgruntled military attempted at one point to install a monarchy with him as king, he fiercely resisted. Washington said in his first inaugural address in New York City: “The magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me … could not but overwhelm with despondence one who … ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.
home sweet home
im tired of that war......
i dont want to be a king
ill think about it
they want you as king
whats the message
i carry a message from the people
maybe i should be king but no nevermine
i want to be fair not a ruthless ruler a president with a fair amount of rules and a right econamy
maybe i will be a king no a president
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