Re: Why we're not one nation "under God."
Posted by Southern Man on Jul 15, 2002 at 09:06
Re: Why we're not one nation "under God." (DA Morgan)
"The important part, the part you missed, and that is that Washington, in refusing to become King, quoted Cincinnatus as his example."
I guess I also forgot to mention that John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence. This, of course was a pivotal point in our history and Johnstown could have been named after him even though it wasn't. What this has to do with science I have no idea and maybe that is why I forgot it.
Washington would have felt very comfortable with Bill Clinton. Far more comfortable than with the image we portray of him as our first president. What they said and what they did were entirely different. How's that for demonstrating the scientific method?
P.S. You seem to misunderstand Washington's greed. Like Boeing, et. al. Washington was offered a salary to prosecute the war. He turned it down. He was just a citizen defending the rights of all free men. He didnít want to profit from the suffering of others. Out of the goodness of his heart he would lead the army for only his out of pocket expenses. Such a great man. The first day in office he charged more than the offered annual salary for wine and a gold trimmed carriage. Washington went on to make the Enron executives look like children squabbling over candy. His grant total after 4 years was $449,261.51. Thatís 1780 dollars when an acre of land could be purchased for $1.
P.P.S. I must also correct your misconception that I have a PhD in history. I'm just a US citizen who's only desire is to end the oppression of the masses by those who would feign a knowledge of science while evidencing a complete lack of any such knowledge and would beg your leave to assure you that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to have accepted this arduous employment, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those I doubt not you will discharge, and that is all I desire.
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