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Saturday, September 19, 2009

George Washington's Farewell Address

The Father of our Country spoke his farewell address to the nation on this date 213 years ago. He served two terms as President and then willingly went home instead of running for a third term. He set an example that would be copied by every President after him until FDR decided he wanted to be President for life. Our Constitution had to be amended to stop men from serving more than two terms because of FDR's refusal to step down.

I believe term limits should be imposed on every member of Congress, as well. Our government was set up with the idea that all men would serve for a short time, go home and give another citizen the chance to serve in the government.

Where are these statesmen today? Where are the selfless men and women who put their country first and go to Washington, D.C. for one or two terms and then go home to live under the laws they created? Where are the citizen legislators?

We the People have no one to blame but ourselves. We stopped electing honest, God fearing men and put dishonest men in office who want nothing more than to live off the People and enrich themselves at the expense of destroying our nation.

God, have mercy on us all!

Reggie

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