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Today in History

The Officer Tatum Show

01:17 min | Last week

Today in History

"September 9th, 1796, president George Washington issues his farewell address. This was 226 years ago. He says, I'm looking forward to the moment, which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude, which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me. He wrote this. There were party divisions that arose at the time, during his time in office, he warned in 1796 of their potential to shred the hard fought unity of the previous 20 years. He said, one of the expedients of a party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts ain't that the truth. They tend to render alien to each other, those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection. You know, I gotta, I gotta say, well, let me read this. He added, the alternate domination of one faction over another. Sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities. Is itself a frightful, despotism.

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Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 2 min ago

Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"The delay on the outer loop that begins near river road headed across the American legion bridge. It is before the George Washington Parkway today, the left lane is blocked with the work. Keep an eye out for the work on the inner loop between the toll road and Georgetown pike that had been set up in the left lane right now, not causing much of a backup. We also see the delay on the inner loop from two 36 in annandale there had been a wreck on the shoulder, then the slowdown from 50 toward 66 with the work in the right lane, the outer loop delays from 50 headed toward little river turnpike with the work in the right lane. On 66, the delays had a haymarket east bounder because of the crash after 15, still just a left shoulder getting you by the crash, but just not a major backup getting past it and you are definitely getting past it there. Then delays passing route 50 toward one 23 watch for any work and then slow from nutley to the beltway, that work is usually on the right side. Eastbound minnow road near Darby Dale avenue you're under police direction for the crash. We also still have the delay on the northbound George Washington Parkway near the scenic overlooks the work on the left side. Southbound near spout run, there'd been work along the left side. If you're in Maryland, southbound two 70 after 28 or west Montgomery avenue was a report of a wreck, and on the bay bridge, there are wind warnings in effect, but that doesn't carry any vehicle restrictions. Jiffy lube service centers keep you moving from oil changes and tire rotations to filters and wipers to a full range of services, visit jiffy lube D.C. dot com for a location near you. I'm Rita Kessler, WTO traffic. Let's go to storm team four's Mike very nice fall afternoon the sky's racial partly sunny to mostly sunny. It could be a bit breezy. Our highs upper 60s to lower 70s,

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There Are Good People Who Support Bad Things.

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:27 min | 2 weeks ago

There Are Good People Who Support Bad Things.

"There were undoubtedly many nice slaveholders in the south. It's not meant to facetiously again. It's meant literally. Stennis prager trying to make a comment about how there were nice slave owners in America. You know, individuals who purchased humans to force them to work for them for free and would beat them whip them, rape them. So here's an example. This is a perfect example of truth is not a left wing value. Does she really believe I think that if you whip and rape someone, you are a nice person? What about the slave owner like George Washington who didn't whip and rape? And who then freed them at upon his death? The also, they, of course, played one sentence. Not where I described slavery as vicious. Where I speak about the nice people in America who support America destroying leftist causes. They think one line, and then imply, or even state that I think that if you whipped and raped slaves, and beat them, you were a nice person.

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Fresh update on "george washington" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:44 min | 22 min ago

Fresh update on "george washington" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"On the 8s to read a Kessler in the WTO traffic center. Uh oh, looks like we have a new problem in Virginia on 66 in Gainesville, eastbound after 15 in haymarket only the left shoulder is getting by that wreck and if one of the vehicles involved in it is facing the wrong direction. Then you're gonna find some volume getting past Centreville and approaching the beltway. That delay approaching the beltway should be work that is usually in the right lane. George Washington Parkway, northbound near the scenic overlooks the work on the left side, southbound after spout run, you lose the left lane with the work as well. Also southbound 29 before Beverly's mill road, there had been a wreck along the right side. East bow minville road near Darby Dale avenue you're under police direction for the crash. On the beltway it is the inner loop slowing from Braddock road headed past two 36, the crash may be on the shoulder, then delays from 50 toward 66 today the work is in the right lane. If you're on the outer loop, that delay passing little river turnpike was work on the right side and we also had the earlier broken down truck after van dorn street. That was in the right lane. If you're on the outer loop of the beltway in Maryland delays from river road headed toward the American legion bridge, this should be a work crew taking Elaine. If you're in Maryland on two 70, it was southbound to 70 after 28 or west Montgomery avenue, a report of a wreck, eastbound 50 after 7 O four that crash should be cleared from the right side, but on the bay bridge, there are wind warnings in effect. Now, this doesn't carry any vehicle restrictions, but just something to keep in mind. Get the best of the best for less at Ashley, save high $500 on the purple ascent base and get up to a $300 instant gift with select mattress purchase. It's the best of the best at Ashley. I'm Rita Kessler WTO traffic. Now the storm team four is Mike stennis. This afternoon our highs upper 60s to lower 70s, increasing clouds tonight, lows in the 40s to low 50s could be some late day rain on Friday with a high in the mid to upper 60s. It'll be rainy and breezy Saturday and Sunday in The Rain could be heavy at times, highs will be in the low to mid 60s. I'm storm team four meteorologist by stiffer. Right now we've got

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The Babylon Bee's Joel Berry Talks About the Kooky Side of 'Democracy'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:16 min | 2 weeks ago

The Babylon Bee's Joel Berry Talks About the Kooky Side of 'Democracy'

"The Babylon B, weren't they great? They still exist. They're still great. They're awesome, and they keep writing books, the book I'm holding in my hand is called the Babylon bee guide to democracy. How to flawlessly reelections bribe any politician and crush your political enemies for good. I believe that that's all taken from a George Washington quote, by the way. We have, as our guest, to help us understand this book, one of the authors, his name is Joel berry, he's managing editor of the Babylon bee, you may know him as the co author of the Babylon bee guide to wokeness and the postmodern pilgrim's progress. He's a former worship leader, obviously he probably read about that scandal. Joel, welcome to the program. Thanks for having me, Eric. I appreciate being back on. I love talking to any of you folks from the Babylon B not just because you're funny, but because you are right thinking you really understand what is happening. This is what humor used to be where people are actually commenting on what's going on rather than paddling the boat for evil, not that there's anything wrong with that. But so this book, the Babylon bee guide to democracy, had a flawlessly rig elections, private politician, crush political companies for good. Anybody who's a fan of the Babylon bee, I'm sure we'll want to copy. But what will we find in this magnificent document? Yeah, well, this is our follow-up, obviously, to last year's book, which was the Babylon B guide to wokeness and kind of what inspired us to do this subject this year was the fact that the word democracy, I don't know if there's a word in the English language right now that is often spoken with more sanctimony and self righteousness than the word democracy. And even so it seems like nobody really knows what democracy is. And so we figured that was a good target for this year, especially with the elections coming up. Obviously, the United States is not really a democracy where a constitutional republic and we wanted to kind of play with this idea that democracy is this holy and sanctified thing that we must protect.

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Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 min | 41 min ago

Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"530 points, struggling peloton, tries something else new. I'm Jeff label. Ten 48. Trafficking weather on the 8 spec dorita in the traffic center. When we definitely have a slowdown in both directions on the beltway in Virginia, the inner loop slow before Braddock road headed past two 36, looks like there may be a wreck over on the shoulder, then slow from 50 toward 66 that work usually in the right lane, and then the earlier delay that was after the toll road tour Georgetown pike is eased a lot, so either that is cleared or it is just there and not costing much of a backup. If you're on the outer loop seeing a delay approaching the legion bridge with nothing reported, then the outer loop back up from 50 headed toward two 36 little river turnpike the right side is blocked with the work. The outer loop after van dorn street the right lane had been blocked with a broken down tanker truck. In the district, southbound D.C. two 95 heavy from burrows past these capital street, northbound slows from the 11th street bridge, headed past Pennsylvania avenue in Virginia on the George Washington Parkway still seeing some volume in both directions, but mostly in the northbound direction getting past the scenic overlooks keep an eye out for a work crew. Southbound slows after the scenic overlooks headed past bout run where there should be work taking Elaine as well. In Dale City, eastbound mini ville road near Darby Dale avenue you're under police direction for the wreck. If you're in Maryland, southbound two 70 between one 21 and father Hurley had been a report of a wreck, and then now looking closer to montrose road was the mobile street sweepers on the left side. If you're getting across the bay bridge, no work looking to be on the bridge right now today, but you will find wind warnings in effect. This doesn't carry any vehicle restrictions. Join the YMCA today with zero enrollment fees and move towards your forward toward achieving

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Biden's Speech Was a Desecration of America

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:04 min | 3 weeks ago

Biden's Speech Was a Desecration of America

"You've written a piece at town hall is a town hall dot com. That's correct. And it is about the Biden speech. It's called why Benito going bonkers backfired. I said this yesterday that the idea that he would give a speech like this. It is so vile, folks. It is vile. And to pretend it's anything less than that, is to lie. We're at a point where we have to be honest. This was vile, fundamentally anti American, not merely, you know, un American. It was anti American in every part of it in the tone, the substance. But the idea that this would be done in independence hall, I mean, you could spit on the grave of George Washington. And to the evil of doing this in independence hall, it is like antiochus epiphanes going into the holy of holies on the Temple Mount. How do you desecrate something? This was a desecration of America and of the blood of the Patriots who died for liberty. And so we're seeing something again. I just want to process this with my audience that we're seeing something we've never seen. It's becoming more and more bold. It's becoming more and more explicit because of the desperation. If the Democrats were not losing in this way, if they had enough rhinos to play patty cake with them, as we've had over the last 20 or 30 years, they would never have to show their true colors. So in a way, this is they're doubling down. They're saying we can't lose. So we're going to do whatever it takes. Stealing the election, well, that's what it's going to take in 2020. We'll do anything we have to do to win demonizing those setting people up on January 6th, demonizing them imprisoning them. All of this is unprecedented in our lifetimes. We have to be honest, folks. We've never seen anything like this.

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Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Are down 250 points. What's the going rate for a used car? I'm Jeff clay. It's 9 18. Traffic and weather on the aids Jack Taylor in the WTO traffic center. Much slower in Maryland, south of town inner loop. Line up after branch avenue, heads down toward the Woodrow Wilson bridge in the local lanes down near I two 95, I think, at this point only the right shoulder is getting by crash cleanup. In that delay, never clear, unfortunately, we couldn't see it in the camera. Interloop near saint Barnabas road we'd had a crash that had been along the left side of the roadway does not seem to be a factor outer loop. Does remain heavy from branch avenue to Pennsylvania avenue. Then top side slows 95 to Georgia avenue. Again a delay after all Georgetown road riding through the big curve headed down toward river road. The incident on 50 outside the beltway going eastbound toward buoy after 7 O four that wreck has been moved safely onto the shoulder. You will find clapper road eastbound between matini road and wearing station road. There is a crash. You will be under police direction. There's a little delay in Germantown on two 70 south, right around one 18, then the heaviest traffic near montrose road to go down the southbound spur onto the outer loop. Still slow in Virginia on the toll road, go in eastbound, we'd had a rack near hundred mil along the left side of the roadway, issues on the George Washington Parkway, northbound its the work zone after spout run, southbound between the key and Roosevelt bridges we had had reports of a crash. Top end three 95 in the express lanes, north before the 14th street bridge got a bus, crash along the right side of the roadway, looking much better. 66 headed westbound, we'd had two or three things happening after 50 fairfax toward the fairfax county Parkway I think all that's finally cleared. There's just a little bit of an east bound delay coming out of centerville. 95 looks good at a falmouth through woodbridge into Springfield. We've got a minimum minimal delay right around duke street headed north toward king, the bigger delay now north of Washington, boulevard, headed to and across the inbound 14th street bridge. Again, the activity in the express lanes before the 14th block in the right side. Keep your coverage even if you leave the federal government. Wapa provides civilian feds with fully portable group term life insurance. Learn more at weipa dot org. Jack Taylor traffic. Mike's Jennifer what's in store for us before the remnants of Ian arrive. Good luck a day today, part of the cloudy skies, breezy at times, upper 60s to lower 70s. Skies will cloud up tonight lows of the 40s to low 50s could be some late

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Bidens welcome Obamas for portrait unveiling

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

Bidens welcome Obamas for portrait unveiling

"A White House tradition will resume today after a hiatus during the Trump years Barack and Michelle Obama will return to The White House for the unveiling of their official portraits Which will hang on the walls of The White House forever as reminders of the power of hope and change Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says President Biden's eager to greet his former boss The sitting president traditionally welcomes his immediate predecessor for the unveiling but that did not happen under Donald Trump The Obama portraits will join the collection of all past presidents starting with the famous George Washington painting There's nothing else in The White House presently that was there on day one except for that portrait The day in 1800 when White House historical association chief Stuart mclaurin says John and Abigail Adams moved in as the mansion's first residence Sagar Meghani Washington

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Fresh update on "george washington" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:28 sec | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "george washington" discussed on All Things Considered

"Lizzo had a go on president James Madison's flute and then Hayden offered her the opportunity to play the instrument at her concert. Security was tight. Library spokesman Roswell encina says the flute even had its own escort. We contacted capital police to make sure that the flute was transported to the arena safely to curators from the music division. With it. This isn't any old glass tube, and Cena says master French flute maker Claude Laurent made the instrument specially for Madison. It nearly perished when the British set fire to The White House in 1814. It's one of the items that Dali Madison rescued from The White House along of course with George Washington's portrait

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Bidens welcome Obamas for portrait unveiling

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

Bidens welcome Obamas for portrait unveiling

"A White House tradition will resume today after a hiatus during the Trump years Barack and Michelle Obama will return to The White House for the unveiling of their official portraits Which will hang on the walls of The White House forever as reminders of the power of hope and change Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says President Biden's eager to greet his former boss The sitting president traditionally welcomes his immediate predecessor for the unveiling but that did not happen under Donald Trump The Obama portraits will join the collection of all past presidents starting with the famous George Washington painting There's nothing else in The White House presently that was there on day one except for that portrait The day in 1800 when White House historical association chief Stuart mclaurin says John and Abigail Adams moved in as the mansion's first residence Sagar Meghani Washington

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Jon Voight: 'Wake up, America! See This Lie.'

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:30 min | Last month

Jon Voight: 'Wake up, America! See This Lie.'

"Check out what he released on his Twitter account last night. My fellow Americans, can we all speak truths? So we can see the lie that was brought upon our president Trump. And the ones who once were on his side are now finding wrong with the documents. Can we see this lie? Did they ever attack Obama's home or Clinton's? And why not? Because president Trump knows that the swamp are all lies, and he once drowned them. And they're all afraid you will see the truths. Wake up America. See this lie. And we must see this as similar to president Kennedy's files. My Friends, the deceit, will surely die for no man shall turn truths for their ego for their unrighteousness. Because our witness will surely condemn this war. The third World War, yes, it's been turned into a war. But this force this evil force against the American people will be wiped out by the power that once helped George Washington win the revolution for freedom. There is a God. And he the almighty will answer our prayers for this nation to be strong and safe and loving for our future. This is the greatest country. The line of opportunity where one can be their greatest self. This is America. And my fellow Americans, I'm proud to be an American.

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Kurt Schlichter and Eric Discuss the Problem With Deep State RINOs

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:50 min | Last month

Kurt Schlichter and Eric Discuss the Problem With Deep State RINOs

"I have to say, the cynicism of what we now know as rhinos, deep state rhinos, George Bush, the first and others. They were not interested in bringing these I mean, you have to realize these people themselves in their quiet way were anti American founders. When you think of George Bush senior and that ilk, they were not excited about liberty and Ben Franklin and George Washington, whatever they were excited about the status quo. And it is heartbreaking to me, frankly, it is heartbreaking to me to think that they had this kind of cowardly view that they were not really interested in paying the price necessary to bring the freedoms that we have to others around the world. We are where we are because of them. And I voted for some of them. Well, so did I and there are a bunch of votes I'd like to take back. But rarely has, I mean, go back to go back to Roman times, which I do in the book will be back the fall and rise of America. And you'll see what happens when you have a great power whose elite becomes so corrupt and inept. And unaccompanied. I mean, really, these are unaccomplished people. We are being ruled by people who really have never done it. I mean, look at Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney would be a annoying middle school librarian telling happy kids to use their inside voice and going home and drowning her sorrows on screw top Chardonnay from Trader Joe's every night. If her father hadn't hitched his wagon to the bushes.

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on School Choice

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:19 min | Last month

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on School Choice

"Now, governor, when we run into people worried about choice, they say you're going to leave the poor kids behind. When you talked about it, the audience I was interviewing, it's the opposite. You want to empower parents of straightened circumstances to get the education they want and the opportunity for their kids. And that really begins with curriculum reform. And it really we got to get ideology out of elementary schools at least and probably house girls as well. We absolutely do have to focus on curriculum reform lesson. Just this past week, the history curriculum for Virginia had made its way up through a committee that had been controlled by my predecessors appointments. They put forth the history curriculum. They wanted to remove the title of father of our country from George Washington and father of the constitution from James Madison. And I just said, no way. And we went back and delayed things. They're going to go do more work here. We should tell all of our history. The good and the bad. But goodness gracious, we shouldn't denigrate our founding fathers for the great work they did and starting the greatest country on the planet. So there is still huge work to do on curriculum. We need to teach critical math, critical history, critical science, and most importantly, we have to have high expectations for our kids. There's

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John Zmirak on the FBI's Bogus Excuse for Raiding Trump's Home

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:03 min | Last month

John Zmirak on the FBI's Bogus Excuse for Raiding Trump's Home

"Hey John, what happened in Mar-a-Lago the other day for people who a little bit like me that aren't really clear on the details, I mean, but before I let you go, let me just let me say folks. It is an unprecedented moment in American history. We said that in the previous segment, I think ultimately it redounds to America's favor. This is an overreach of such staggering proportions that many people on the fence will be pushed off the fence in the right direction because this is such a high handed, despicable, nakedly partisan thing that they have done. But John, do you know the pretext? Do you know why they did this? Talk about this. The FBI apparently the national archives sent Trump a bunch of boxes of documents a few months ago. And now they want them back. That's it. Okay, so that's what they're saying. Yes. So they're saying this is why the FBI raided his private home. Oh, and let me point out in case you didn't know this, folks. Donald Trump was the president of the United States. He was elected president of the United States of America like George Washington and Woodrow Wilson. So it's not just the home of somebody with documents. It's not the home of some bum lawyer or whoever else no, it's the president of the United States. So you're telling me, John, that they said that this is what they have said publicly that they needed these documents. And so what he refused to give them up or what? Why would they break into his home? This was the pretext, the pretext was that he wasn't sending the documents back soon enough. It was just a pretext. I mean, they were going through Melania's clothes closet. I guess maybe they thought secret documents were stuffed in her underwear drawer.

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The Marxist Democrats Attack Every Person, Act of Freedom

Mark Levin

01:50 min | 2 months ago

The Marxist Democrats Attack Every Person, Act of Freedom

"If their enemies not Donald Trump their enemies Ronald Reagan Their enemies thought Ronald Reagan their enemies Richard Nixon but their enemies not Richard Nixon Their enemies Thomas Jefferson It's not Thomas Jefferson it's George Washington but it's not George Washington Down the list Every imperfection of a great large society with such a diverse population is exploited As exploited Every act of freedom is attacked They tell us equity not even equality equity Is why man exists No equity is not why man exists Some people are smarter than others Some are stronger than others Some are luckier than others some work harder than others Liberty Is why man exists in a civil and just society The marxists have tried equity And despite murdering a 100 million people they still haven't gotten there And they never will The Declaration of Independence Unalienable rights Read the declaration again What is it all about The declaration is a very short document It is the formal consensus position of those who found it America

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Kevin 'Votestradamus' McCullough on the Decline of Biden's Popularity

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:42 min | 2 months ago

Kevin 'Votestradamus' McCullough on the Decline of Biden's Popularity

"You wrote an article. Now this is a very serious issue we're going to talk about here. So let's get into it. What do you say? Well, last week, last Tuesday, in fact, there was an event held on The White House grounds. And for the last number of weeks, Biden's poll numbers have been tanking. And I don't mean by a small amount. They are historically low. They are worse than any president of the modern era. They've got they're looking up to see Jimmy Carter's numbers. So we're talking about. But to be fair, to be fair, why would we expect anything different? In other words, I think an objective viewer, an objective American, looks at the situation and says, objectively, without any question, this is the worst president we have ever had. He makes Jimmy Carter look like Reagan and George Washington combined. I mean, I'm not just saying that because ideologically, I think he's insane, but I think that objectively, everything they touch turns to poop. I mean, everything this administration does is not just a failing, but a disaster. So your average American, you know, they don't have a dog in the fight, they're just looking around, they're looking at gas prices, we really shouldn't be surprised when we see his poll numbers. Historic lows. I'm not. But I think it is, I think it's good to point out that there have been some editorial shifts in what we would consider the mainstream press, the press that I don't trust very much. The New York Times in Washington Post have both been repeatedly negative on Biden policy in the last three or four weeks in ways that they had not approached in the previous two years to that.

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We Live In the Greatest Nation Ever to Exist

The Charlie Kirk Show

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

We Live In the Greatest Nation Ever to Exist

"In the greatest nation ever to exist in the history of the world, everybody. And they are the ones that are coming in to our classrooms. They're the ones that are teaching us differently. You see, somebody asked me the other day. They said, Charlie, what does all of this have to do with you? Why do you care about America so much? How does it impact you? And that's exactly what's wrong with how we talk about politics. The politics shouldn't all be about you. It's about your children. It's about maybe your grandfather that fought in World War II. Maybe it's about children yet to be born. Maybe it's about a nation that you grew up loving and admiring. Maybe it's about honoring the sacrifice of Iwo Jima and D-Day. Maybe it's about honoring the brilliance of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Maybe it isn't about me. Maybe it's about something bigger than myself.

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George Washington University to drop 'Colonials' moniker

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

George Washington University to drop 'Colonials' moniker

"George Washington University is dropping its colonials moniker The school located not far from The White House says it can no longer serve its purpose as a name that unifies George Washington University has used the name colonials since 1926 a special committee looked into the name and determined opponent saw it as referring to colonizers who stole land and resources from indigenous groups killed or exiled native peoples and introduced slavery into the colonies and supporters of colonials viewed it as referring to those who lived in American colonies especially those who fought for independence and democracy GW will keep using colonials until a new name is introduced Ed Donahue Washington

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Ronald Reagan's Best Speeches Against Tyranny

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 4 months ago

Ronald Reagan's Best Speeches Against Tyranny

"A relatively short compilation Of some of the things Reagan said during his presidency an enormously successful presidency Where he got enormous popular votes won the Electoral College numbers never seen before since probably George Washington And had a fantastically successful foreign policy Take a listen This is from again a group of his speeches just clips from the speeches Some of his best speeches against tyranny Cut 24 go And to every person trapped in tyranny whether in the Ukraine Hungary Czechoslovakia Cuba Vietnam We send our love and support and tell them they are not alone My message must be your struggle is our struggle Your dream is our dream and someday you too will be free There's poop John Paul told his beloved poles We are blessed by divine heritage We are children of God and we can not be slaves History shows that it is precisely when totalitarian regimes begin to decay from within It is precisely when they feel the first real stirrings of domestic unrest That they seek to reassure their own people of their vast and unchallengeable power through imperialistic expansion or foreign adventure So the era ahead of us is one that will see grave challenges and be fraught with danger Yet it's one that I firmly believe will end in the triumph of the civilized world and the supremacy of its beliefs in individual liberty representative government and the rule of law

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Liz Cheney Dares to Quote Ronald Reagan Following Award

Mark Levin

01:28 min | 4 months ago

Liz Cheney Dares to Quote Ronald Reagan Following Award

"Cheney You know dizzy Lizzy Cheney only gets the attention she gets now because she is trying to destroy Trump and all the Trump supporters If dizzy Lizzy had actually lived up to her positions when she ran for the House in the first place as she'd be getting no attention or only very negative attention Do you know that dizzy Lizzy Cheney Got the profiles and courage award from the John F. Kennedy library mister producer Is that interesting No more Halliburton Thank God No more Chinese war criminals No The JFK profile encourage award yesterday And she dares to quote president Reagan And George Washington when this award has become an award for radical leftists and radical leftists only And she's very proud And her new friend Nancy Eva Pelosi stretch is very proud of her And wait until they have their public hearings and waiting to all I'm telling you

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Compilation of Ronald Reagan's Successful Speeches on Foreign Policy

Mark Levin

02:01 min | 4 months ago

Compilation of Ronald Reagan's Successful Speeches on Foreign Policy

"I just want you to hear a relatively short compilation Of some of the things Reagan said during his presidency an enormously successful presidency Where he got enormous popular votes won the Electoral College numbers never seen before since probably George Washington And had a fantastically successful foreign policy Take a listen This is from again a group of his speeches just clips from the speeches Some of his best speeches against tyranny Cut 24 go And to every person trapped in tyranny whether in the Ukraine Hungary Czechoslovakia Cuba Vietnam We send our love and support and tell them they are not alone Their message must be your struggle is our struggle your dream is our dream and someday you too will be free Hey miss poop John Paul told his beloved polls We are blessed by divine heritage We are children of God and we can not be slaves History shows that it is precisely when totalitarian regimes begin to decay from within It is precisely when they feel the first real stirrings of domestic unrest That they seek to reassure their own people of their vast and unchallengeable power through imperialistic expansion or foreign adventure So the era ahead of us is one that will see grave challenges and be fought with danger Yet it's one that I firmly believe will end in the triumph of the civilized world and the supremacy of its beliefs in individual liberty of representative government and the rule of law under

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Extreme Athlete Tom Jones Is Running 76 Marathons for a Cause

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:51 min | 4 months ago

Extreme Athlete Tom Jones Is Running 76 Marathons for a Cause

"I'm not making this up. He's my guest right now. Tom Jones, welcome to the Erik metaxas show. Hey Eric, thanks for having me on. Look, I want to ask you so many questions. First of all, the principal reason I'm having you on is because you are going to be doing something fairly shortly along the lines you just described. What is this thing that you're going to be doing soon? Actually, I'm almost right in the middle of it. I've run 30 back to back marathons as we speak in the middle of it now. Yes, yes, we left April 19th from montevallo, Alabama, and I've been running a marathon a day every day since then, including today. A marathon a day, okay, that's not something I've ever done, even for a single day. So what you're doing right now, it's affiliated with united we pledge. What is united we pledge? Because I know your goal is to draw awareness to the constitution to American freedom. What is united we pledge? The united we pledge is a nonprofit organization and what they're doing is they're building a very special and magical place called the American village. And the American village is a place that has recreations exact replica recreations of buildings that were instrumental in the constitution and the Revolutionary War. And they also have people that play the parts of people that were instrumental in that time, like George Washington, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Paul Revere's wife, men and women, they have colonial soldiers. And what they do is they bring in families and in particular kids, and they let them step onto the stage of American history and become part of the story. So it's a very, very impactful experience as far as history goes.

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"george washington" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:54 min | 7 months ago

"george washington" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

"And we're excited today to have John burlock here with competitive enterprise institute to talk about our first president. George Washington. But we're going to do it from a little bit different perspective today. John has a great perspective on this. He's wrote a book called George Washington entrepreneur how our founding fathers, private business pursuits changed America and the world. John, welcome to the Doug Collins podcast. Thanks, dad. Congressman Collins, so good to have so good to be on. Let's go be fun. You know, look, someone's just talked about our founding fathers today. It's amazing to me how people, you know, no matter what their educational background, you know, their throw up the founding fathers is the founding fathers were this, and I believe the founding fathers were that. There's so much mistake and everything about it. I mean, I have a pastoral background. I have a religious degree. I also have a law degree. You know, it's amazing to me how sometimes today we talk about the founding fathers as if they were all pastors. Well, they were not all pastors. You know, they were, you know, they were not all lawyers. They were just a lot of common people. But George Washington, being our first president, being the leader, a lot of myths, a lot of things growing up, a lot of truisms, but also one of the things that I think your book addresses that I want to talk about with you today is he was actually a very bright guy with me. He really was. He wasn't formally educated past the age of 13, but he, because his father died when he was 11, and he was family couldn't afford to send him to college, plus he had to take care of the family. Take care of the farm, but he both learned from people. We always ask questions and he read quite a bit. He read everything from books on agriculture from Great Britain to Adam Smith's wealth of nations, which was the first book to lay out the theories of capitalism as opposed to the mercantilism that were practicing in Great Britain. So he was a very educated, well read guy, despite the lack of formal schooling.

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"george washington" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:22 min | 10 months ago

"george washington" Discussed on This American President

"Produced by myself Richard Lim, and Michael Neal. Special thanks to my dad, virtue, who created our website. Find us on the web at this American president dot com for show notes about this and all future episodes. Follow us on Twitter at this a.m. ER PR ES for updates. Also, please review us on iTunes to help us promote the podcast. I'm going to leave you with a clip from the 1959 film John Paul Jones. Now, if you watch the film, there's a scene where John Paul Jones meets George Washington during the war and you see Jones talking to him. But you only see Washington's back. You never actually see his face in the scene. Washington is talking about the sacrifices of the army and the ideals of the cause they're fighting for. Now, while Jones is looking at him, Washington is there towering over him. You hear his voice, but you never see his face. You get the sense that he's this distant figure that you can't even look at that he's a God, unknowable, unapproachable and raining over you. And it reminded me a lot of the classic film Ben Hur in that great scene where Ben her first encounters Jesus. Ben Hur a slave is on the ground dying of thirst and praised God, please help me. And the man walks up to him, a Carpenter. He never see his face, but he gives Ben her water. Washes his face and then stares down the Roman soldier. In this scene, you don't see Jesus face, but you see effect he has on everyone around him. His goodness his power is wisdom. It struck me how similar these two scenes are, the way Washington is portrayed is very similar to the way Jesus has betrayed, and he looked up the year Ben Hur was made, and it was 1959 the same year that John Paul Jones was made, and it gives you the sense of just how Americans felt about George Washington to the point that they would even compare him to Christ Jesus himself. There's no need sir for you to listen to this litany of bloom. And I do not have to tell you that your captured cargo was of great help. You were to be committed. But sir, why are you here? I come to all for my services, so any capacity. You are a proven sea officer. Why are you not with your ship? I have no ships, sir. I know my profession is a sea officer. But use is that in a navy where officers are chosen only by influence. 17 captains were ordered above me. So, sir, I am resigning my commission in the continental Avi of the United States. Why are you fighting for Jones? The principle of liberty or promotion? You talk of the continental navy, the United States. But sir, there will be no United States unless all of us remain united and bound by that vision of liberty and freedom of tyranny which we swore, and which we have dedicated ourselves to make a fact. And it will be a fact. The goal will be attained, and a permanent design will be set for the new generations of free men that I am sure will live with a high ideals. We have set in this blessed land. The United States will.

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"george washington" Discussed on This American President

This American President

14:10 min | 10 months ago

"george washington" Discussed on This American President

"That is the passage of time. He was our first president. So it's only natural that we remember the most recent presidents instead. But it isn't just that. Abraham Lincoln died almost 60 years before Calvin Coolidge was president. But which one are we more familiar with? Who is easier to picture in our heads? The point is there's something especially distant about Washington. I mean, do you really feel like you know him? Can you picture what meeting him would be like? I mean, just look at Washington's monument. It is literally a giant slab of stone. It tells us almost nothing about the man. Maybe except that he was important. Compare that to the Jefferson and the Lincoln memorials where you actually get to see a statue of them and read the words that they wrote. But this brings up an interesting question. Why does Washington seem so distant? Part of it was his personality, those who knew him said that he just didn't talk much about himself. There is, I suspect another reason for why we don't seem to know Washington. And that reason may be something as simple as the way he looks in the paintings. When you picture Washington in your head, what do you see? Well, most people will imagine the portrait of him on the dollar bill. We all know this famous image. It was made from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. It's probably the most famous image of Washington. It's one of the most iconic American images of all time, along with the American gothic painting and the arch for the McDonald's logo. The painting dates back to 1796, which also happened to be at the end of his presidency. This time he was a 64 year old man. He had almost half a century of service to his country under his belt. This is actually a good time where we can take measure of his career. At least the part when he was on the national stage. Washington served as the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution for 8 years. In that capacity, he was basically our head of state, the leader of our country. He then served as the president of the convention that produced our constitution in 1787. Finally, he served as our first president for 8 years. If you total up the years that he was at the top of American affairs, that's 16 years. If you total up, the years that he was the foremost American from the start of the war in 1775 to his death in 1799, that's 24 years. That's double FDR's 12 years at the national level. It's longer than any other American leader in our country's history. When the war ended Washington felt like he had done his duty. After all, he was the man who won American independence. He famously just wanted to go home to his farm and his family. But the nation kept calling him back. Usually when people become president, they are elated and have achieved their life ambition. When Washington became president, he took office reluctantly. So reluctantly that he described feeling, and I quote, like a culprit who is going to the place of his execution. He then had tried to retire after his first term, but his advisers, namely the other frowning fathers, simply said that he had to stay. Imagine having to be stuck in a job you didn't like for 8 years. Plus, that the fate of your country rested on your shoulders. So when you look at that portrait of Washington on the dollar bill, what you see is someone who is just exhausted. Not just from a long day at work, but from a lifetime at work. But this portrait seems to tell us more. If you have a chance Google it, just type in unfinished portrait of George Washington. In that painting he not only looks old, but quite frankly, he looks a little ticked off. He looks like someone who, at the least is highly displeased. Maybe even disappointed. And it makes me wonder who is he disappointed in? Is he disappointed in us? There's just something about that gaze that can make you feel a bit guilty. But about what? Well, that is the image of Washington we have decided to use. It's how we remember him. It's the one that is on our dollar bill, the thing that we print 19 million times a day. 19 million purchase of Washington every day, and he looks old, ticked off, disappointed. Have you ever followed a famous athlete throughout their career? Now bear with me here. I like sports analogies. Well, if you've ever followed an athlete for a long time, eventually, they might keep playing past their prime. You start noticing that the younger generations of fans only know that athlete in their later years, and they never saw them when they were at their best. On the same way in these portraits, we are seeing George Washington passed his prime. And it's a shame, too, because that wasn't the man many of his contemporaries knew. Now the rest of this episode will explore the real George Washington. And you might be surprised to find out that he was less the man on the dollar bill, and more of well, an action hero. So let's go back in time to 1754 to find out just who this action hero is. During this time, the British and the French were jockeying for supremacy in North America. It was in the Woods of what we now call Pennsylvania that Washington at the age of 22 got his first taste of combat. Picture and ambitious young man with an intense craving for adventure. Kinda like a colonial version of Luke Skywalker. The royal governor of the colony sent the young Washington in a group of Native Americans on a critical mission. To hold a patch of land against the French. It was probably too big a responsibility to put on a 22 year old shoulders. Well, during this mission, Washington's men confronted a party, led by a French envoy named Joseph coulon de jumonville. I won't get too much into the details, but basically an ambush ensued. Although what happened is debated to this day, we do know that the event was short and bloody, and that in the end, Washington and his men were victorious and jumonville was dead. It was said that the chief who accompanied Washington cracked open jumonville skull and rinsed his hands with the man's blood and brains. Later, when recapping the incident, Washington wrote to his brother, and said, and I quote, I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there was something charming in the sound. Now charming is probably the last word we would use to describe something that gruesome. Maybe it was the rush he felt after his first taste of combat. Maybe he was just showing off to his brother and cultivating the image of a young heroic soldier. Maybe it was a little bit of both. Either way, we get a glimpse of a young George Washington and he had a bit of swagger. You might even call him cocky. Now Washington may have found his first combat experience exhilarating. But the incident had consequences he probably never expected. See, at the time, he was a junior colonial officer serving the British Crown, and his reckless actions provoked the French to retaliate. After all, his party basically killed a French diplomat. And this sparked would become known as the 7 years war between Britain and France, or what we Americans like to call the French and Indian War. In case you missed it, let's take measure for a moment of what that means. George Washington, at the age of 22, helped to start what would become an international war between two empires. I was wondered, what did that feel like for young George? And even though he was on the British side, not everyone in London was happy about this. British statesman Horace walpole later said, and I quote that it was a volley, fired by a young virginian in the backwoods of America that set the world on fire. It was not the last time George Washington would be a source of frustration for the British. Let's fast forward a year. It is now 1755, and we find George Washington as an aide to the new commander in chief of the British Army in America, general Edward Braddock. The British sent Braddock to North America specifically to eject the French from what was called the Ohio territory. He planned to attack the hub of French power in the region for decaying, which was located in what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The only problem with this plan was that the British had sent the wrong man. General Braddock by all accounts was a bit of a jerk. He was temperamental and stubborn. He would never lower himself to listen as colonial subordinates. And that includes Washington himself. That's a problem when your subordinates know the landscape better than you do. And he wasn't just a jerk. He also didn't know how to fight. At least not in North America. He may have known how to fight in Europe. We have large set battles in open fields, but this is North America. Picture rugged, undeveloped terrain and narrow roads. The 24 year old Washington advised Braddock to travel lightly, which makes sense in that kind of territory. But Braddock refused. For Amanda's ambitious as Washington, it must have been galling to see his superior act so dismissively. Even worse, by ignoring their advice, sporadic was exposing his men to unnecessary risks. Now it's July 1755. Imagine about 1300 British regulars in colonial militia, laboring through the Woods on a hot summer day near the monongahela river. They were exhausted after weeks of strenuous marching. Now Washington himself was in really bad shape since he was plagued with a fever and headaches. His condition was so bad, they actually spent several days lying down in a covered wagon. So you can imagine the misery of traveling through bumpy roads in the intense summer heat in that condition. It was in this setting on July 9th, where the British advance guard spotted French soldiers and their Native American allies in the trees. Shots rang out. The men in the trees charged and began attacking the main body of Braddock's army. And the British because of Braddock were totally unprepared and on the defensive. Before long confusion reigned, and some British men actually began firing at each other, and many fell victims of friendly fire. Even worse, they gazed in horror as Native Americans killed several of their fellow soldiers and pin their scalps up on the trees. Now Braddock and his men tried to hold the line and organized some form of resistance, but they couldn't stop the slaughter. The French and their allies poured musket fire onto the British for hours. The red coats were dropping like flies. Blood stained the ground, and several British soldiers ran away and hid behind the trees doing anything to escape the carnage. Those who were dying a bullet wounds cried in agony, but found no relief. For them, there was no escape. So whenever I read about this battle, I think about how bad the situation must have seemed to those British soldiers. It's kind of like when you're watching your own team in a game. Yes, another sports analogy. And they're just getting blown out. And the whole game is a waste and you regret watching it. And you get to the point where the only thing you can hope for is to save some face and make the game somewhat respectable. But either way, you know that the night is a loss. And yes, my analogy is a poor one because this situation is much worse because it's combat and people are actually dying. And what was at stake was the fate of empires, but you get the picture. It's about as bad a situation as you can get. But it was in this nightmare setting that an ailing and weakened George Washington sprung atop his horse and went to work. Despite his illness, Washington was ready. It was as if he was made for moments like these. He wrote back and forth across the battlefield for hours as his fellow soldiers were falling, and he organized some semblance of a rearguard. Somehow Washington was able to impose some form of order, allowing the British to retreat and cut their losses. The fighting continued for hours. Bullets were flying all around him, but nothing, whether it was illness, exhaustion, or even musket fire could stop him. In the midst of the chaos, Washington actually fell violently to the ground, his horse had been shot. Though weakened Washington jumped on another horse, eventually, he fell again. Another bullet had taken out his second horse, and at Washington remained unscathed. While it's kept whirling all around him, at some point, he finds holes in his hat and uniform. Apparently four bullets had struck his clothes for. They actually struck his clothes, but not Washington himself. While deaths surrounded him, those who saw Washington actually felt that he had an invisible aura of protection around him. Although the battle lasted for hours, it was clear that the British were vanquished. They began that day with 1300 men. By the end of the battle, half of them had perished. It was becoming clear, however, that that number would have been higher without young George Washington's efforts. Unfortunately, general Braddock himself was shot in the lung. As he lay dying he ordered Washington to send word to another British division 40 miles away for aid. This meant that for Washington, his work was not over. Though, exhausted from illness and hours of combat, he rode all night through the Woods to that division for help. When it was all said and done, the Braddock expedition was a disaster for the British. Braddock was dead, and the myth of their invisibility had been shattered. A lesson the colonials would never forget. However, in the midst of that defeat a legend was born, especially among those who witnessed it. I like to compare it to an up and coming athlete who has some incredible performance and regardless of whether their team won. You realize that one day they're going to be something special. Well, this was Washington's big moment. It was as if the world was put on notice about him. George Washington wants the reckless provincial who started a war, had demonstrated indomitable courage in the face of certain death. And it wasn't just that, the whole thing seemed a bit Supernatural. James Craig, Washington's lifelong friend witnessed his heroics that.

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"george washington" Discussed on This American President

This American President

01:39 min | 10 months ago

"george washington" Discussed on This American President

"What do you think of when you hear the name George Washington? Do you think about the famous story of him chopping down the cherry tree? Or the fact that he was the first president of the United States? Or that his face is on the $1 bill? 217 years after his death, George Washington can seem more like a myth than a real person. More monument than man. And some might even call him boring. We learned that he was a man of integrity and we on. Perhaps in our cynical times, we prefer leaders a bit more complicated, and a bit more human. In the first episode of this American president, we will explore the real George Washington. Indeed, he was a real human being, who, like anyone, was flawed, had quirks and made mistakes. But I hope you'll find that he was anything but boring. In fact, this George Washington might surprise you. You know that he was our first chief executive. But did you know that Washington, the Dow or old man on the dollar bill was actually an action hero? My name is Richard Lim, and I've spent much of my life studying the presidents of the United States. I even work for one and had the privilege of seeing him up close. My friends and I started this podcast so that I could share this passion with others. We've had 45 presidents. And each one represents a unique chapter in our nation's history. Those chapters are filled with triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures. Some of our presidents were brilliant. Others were just plain bizarre. But they all have a story to tell and help to shape the country we have today. And now, we will explore one of those stories on.

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"george washington" Discussed on Write About Now

Write About Now

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Write About Now

"I really think if you look at the history of this country, when things happen, the great politicians have an agenda that they're able to work with the other side. Otherwise, nothing more than an ID log. Spouting in your own self referential truths. It made me think as I was reading this, should Joe Biden do a trip across America? Because it seemed like that was a good idea at the time for Washington, and then you said later, I think it was Madison or James somebody one of the president Monroe, then copies this idea and does the same thing goes around. Now, of course, this is a different time. America is also a lot smaller, but has it occurred to you that maybe there's some there's something to be learned in the way that Washington sort of traveled the country and talked to people in different towns and stuff like that. Maybe there's something to be learned from that. Yeah, you know, in that I bet you refer to. I have no this whole attempt at infrastructure is a way to make all Americans feel included. Helped by government. Whether getting on the road, I don't know if that would, you know, work anymore. Just knowing how venomous. And how the one ends are so drawn. I'm not sure if you'd be able to achieve that. I mean, I remember Jimmy Carter was running for a second term as president. He went on a riverboat tour of Mississippi. The delta tweet and going right up the belt of the people he needed to win over. I will and all that. And he was the right, you know, that was the period of the killer rabbit, you know, attacking him. Yeah. Well, and it didn't help him. And so that makes me wonder, you know, and he was a southerner in the yeah. That's interesting. Well, what were you most surprised to learn about? You're a person that is probably knows more than most people about George Washington. You've written books, many books about the revolution. You obviously spent years thinking about George Washington and reading about George Washington. On this journey, were there any actual surprises you're like, I did not know that. Wow..

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"george washington" Discussed on Write About Now

Write About Now

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Write About Now

"And this was not just any white horse, and huge wars. And he had white you whitened the horses for and the painter and the hood's black you know, just make that score. Stand out and keep right down Main Street under us a claim. And he wouldn't announce sometimes that he was coming or there would be no announcement, so suddenly he just show up in a town and people would be like running out of their farmhouses and being like, Washington's here. You know, it's like the element of surprise was there too. Yeah, yeah, particularly on the return we were from Portsmouth New Hampshire, New England tour. He had to get back. And so there was no advance, you know, no advance team fretting people. He just showed up, but, you know, I've got this one account of the kid who was with his father who was town reverend their shoveling the manure in the back of the house and someone was helping them looks up and says, my God, that's George Washington going vibes. And the father drops everything, runs into the house shaves. Where did the tavern were Washington just pulled up and his son Elias would remember this for the rest of his life and also be very bitter as far led him to a company to see the president. This is one of the greatest man about this. That would never be possible today. And there were two times in New England when it was getting dark. They show up, but the person in charge doesn't recognize the president of Yale University . In the United States. And since go away, go away. Oh my God. Well, we'd have to funny with another place to stay. This is like Rodney day care field. You get a combination. What's the different side of watching? This is Washington will trap. Yeah. Well, one of the places he travels is so interesting is when he goes to Long Island. Can you talk about that? That's something I had no idea and it seems like there's a movie there. I can't believe there's not a movie. Maybe there is. But anyway, talk. It's one of the more unusual tours. And it really doesn't make much sense for four days. He did a tour of just the western half of Long Island. And unlike all the others where every stop along the way was trumpeted in the press, you know, immense coverage. This was not a war, so what was going on? Well, during the revolution, there is something known as the culprit spidering. We've seen turn, you know, all about it, where it's fine. Documents, coded documents from British occupied New York to talk at New York about 50 miles out on the north shore of one island, where it would be met by a whaleboat at night sailed across the Fairfield Connecticut and then that's message to make its way to Washington. And the spies in vogue were called conspiring over their identities were known only to Washington and one of his operatives. No one else. Not even that family knew they had been spied. The fear was experiment, publicism should fail in the British end up being back in charge. You don't want to know.

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"george washington" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Plan sanctioned by your approving voice and by that of your representatives in both houses of congress the spirit of that measure has continually governed me uninfluenced by any attempts to deter or divert me from it after deliberate examination with the aid of the best lights i could obtain i was well satisfied that our country under all the circumstances of the case had a right to take and was bound in duty and interest to take a neutral position having taken it. I determined as far as should depend upon me to maintain it with moderation perseverance and firmness the considerations which respect the right to hold this conduct. It has not necessary on this occasion to detail. I will only observe that according to my understanding of the matter that right so far from being denied by any of the belligerent powers has been virtually admitted by all the duty of holding neutral conduct may be inferred without anything more from the obligation which justice and humanity impose on every nation in cases in which it has free to act to maintain inviolate the relations of peace and amity towards other nations the inducements of interest for observing that conduct will best be referred to your own reflections and experience with me predominant motive has been to endeavour to gain time to our country to settle and mature. It's yet recent institutions and to progress without interruption to that degree of strength and consistency which is necessary to give it humanly speaking the command of its own fortunes though in reviewing the incidence of my administration. I am unconscious of intentional error. I am nevertheless to sensible of my defects not to think it probable. That high may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be i fervently beseeched the almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me. The hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence. And that after forty five years of my life dedicated to it service with an upright zeal the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion as myself monsoon be to the mansions of rest relying on its kindness in this as in other things and actuated by that fervent love towards it. Which is so natural to a man who views in it. The native soil of himself and his progenitor is for several generations. I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat. In which i promise myself to realize without alloy the sweet enjoyment of partaking in the mix of my fellow citizens the benign influence of good laws under a free government the ever favourite object of my heart and the happy reward as i trust of our mutual cares labors and dangers. George washington united states nineteenth september. Seventeen ninety six and of george washington's farewell address end of section one of presidential farewell addresses read by john greenman..

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"george washington" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"This is a liberal fox recording all liberal vox. Recordings are in the public domain recording. By john greenman george washington's farewell address friends and fellow citizens for the new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the united states. Being not far distant and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be closed with that important trust. It appears to me proper. Especially as it may conducive to a more distinct expression of the public voice. That i should now apprise you of the resolution i have formed to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made. I beg you at the same time to do me. Justice to be assured that this resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen to his country. And that in withdrawing the tender of service which silence in my situation might imply i am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest. No deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness. But i'm supported by a full conviction that the step is compatible with both the acceptance of and continuance hitherto in the office to which your suffrage is have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty and to deference for what appeared to be your desire. I constantly hoped that it would have been much earlier in my power consistently with motives. Which i was not at liberty to disregard to return to that retirement from which had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my inclination to do this previous to the last election had even led to the preparation of an address to declare it to you but mature reflection on the then perplexed..

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"george washington" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Efforts to impress upon congress the limitations of the army based on congress's inability to recruit or feed a larger army washington had expected to be in philadelphia for only a few days but he remained for over a month during this. We see washington becoming more able politician and someone who could convince the civilian government without the slightest threat of using military force against them. Washington did not get all that he wanted from the talks but his respect among other leaders only continued to grow it was washington's ability to retain unified military leadership and the support of congress which kept the revolution on track in a way. That many thought would never happen. Most revolutions descended into anarchy or become taken over by military dictator over. There are some signs that congress was losing control. Washington very definitely did not step into act over them rather he continued to work with them and accept civilian rule regardless of what the civilians finally decided that he should do that. Is what made washington the indispensable man. And that is the title of this week's book recommendation. Washington the indispensable man by james thomas flexner. The basic premise of the book is that washington was probably the only person at the time who could have guided the us through these difficult times. Both winning the war and establishing a democratic republic. The book is actually an abridged version of a larger four volume. Work that flexner wrote on. George washington in the nineteen sixties. His book washington. The indispensable man came out in nineteen seventy four. It gives great coverage of the key events in washington's life and how he kept the us on course toward becoming a republic. My online recommendation. This week is an e book on archived dot org called the itinerary of general washington from june fifteenth. Seventeen seventy five to december twenty third seventeen eighty three. This is actually kind of a lengthy book and probably not one that you'll want to read cover to cover the book tracks washington through every single day of the war and records through primary source accounts where he was and what he was doing. I find this to be a very helpful tool for figuring out where washington was uncertain dates. So it's a great reference tool for me and you might find interesting as well. It was originally assembled for a series of journal articles but was published as.

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"george washington" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"But still in a climate where the soldiers did not die in great numbers from tropical diseases. The draft went on to discuss the role of france and possibly spain in future efforts. It expressed a belief that spain's entry into the war might tip the naval balance sufficiently. That britain would have to pull out of the us entirely. It appears that hamilton removed several pages of the report about all this speculation. He may have done so because washington did not agree with his assessment. It may also be that. Washington did not want to speculate on the actions of the enemy and its allies but wanted to keep the focus on the resources and capabilities of the continental army. At this time the other big issue left out of the report entirely was the defense of the southern colonies. It's most likely that word of the british capture of savannah had not reached philadelphia by the time washington submitted his report. He did not seem to envision any major operations in the southern colonies for the coming year. Congress as you may recall had sent benjamin lincoln to take over the southern command but there were no plans to increase the troop levels in those regions and he soldiers would need to be recruited locally. Lincoln didn't write washington about the capture of savannah until january fifth or sixth. And if he didn't send an express rider news might not have arrived for several weeks. Washington's report to congress appears to have been delivered on january eighth seventeen seventy nine. And the i mentioned in the congressional record at least of the capture of does not appear until january twentieth. That would be about three weeks. After britain had captured savannah. So as i said washington's report gave no consideration to any expanded warfare in the southern states and anticipated no focus on a southern campaign for seventeen seventy nine washington's biggest concern about maintaining the continental army was that he would have no army to maintain in the written report. Washington only talked about the general difficulties of supply in the current army and the fact that many unless minutes would end in the coming months in the field. Soldiers were grumbling about being unpaid underfed ill clad and left in such a state of deprivation that the army might disband on. Its own washington urged congress to offer large signing bonuses to keep soldiers enlisted for the duration of the war. Congress agreed that men would receive a signing bonus of.

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"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"He's known as the guy who enjoys a good time and you know sort of hang out with his pals and have a few brews. And i think washington wants to get them focused on you know. Hey this is important stuff and we need to provide the leadership of this cause and so that. That's why he presses and you know he calls on patrick henry who with a man they had been on the out some of the time they had been allies but he always had a personal respect for each other and he pulls patrick henry off the bench. he wants virginia not to forsake federalism. It's a rearguard action would. Would he have succeeded if he had lived longer. I tend to doubt it. So let's conclude by asking you What's a master politician. And how does washington meet your definition of a master politician now. It's the definition. I'm not sure it's going to be universal but mine is that you earn trust and that you build consensus that you lead by example but not by direction. There's a wonderful appreciation of washington. Someone wrote whereas. I can't replicate it word for word but the observer you know he leads in such a way that everybody thinks it was their idea. You know that is remark wonderfully skillful. He had the talent of listening to people and of hearing them for real adams called it. His gift of silence and adams could appreciate a gift that he didn't possess he and he knew he didn't. But you know he was able to show people that he was not crazy for power also. The resignation from the army and seventeen eighty three. The reds resignation from the presidency were acts of great leadership and modeled behavior for the nation for generations when we think of what we want is a president. It's pretty much washington. It's a guy who is or a personal person. i should say who is Has some dignity has integrity has some modesty and cares about the people not himself and washington. I think scores on each of those points. And i think that is a master politician if he's lucky nor she is lucky and effective. It'll be good times when you leave office. That is often a matter of luck and not the politicians achievement. but i. that's how. I see it. And i think he was actually lucky in that regard as she had been lucky in so many things go my guest. Today has been david o stewart. He's the author of numerous books. But most recently george washington the political rise of america's founding father. David thank you so much for being part of historically thinking my great pleasure. Thanks lot al. For more historical thinking go to our facebook page. You can comment on today's program and suggest ideas from.

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"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"Obviously made it more central times of peace less. Oh so what are. What are the rules of the game in the house purchases. Because as you suggested earlier there have been washington's in the house prior but they hadn't made much of a splash well joy eventually but without talking so this is this is very strange that the accepted ways to advance our you either are of the top tier of society you filthy rich and prominent for few generations and he flunks on that one or you are a brilliant oritur and really impress the heck out of people and he flunks on that one too. He dislikes speaking in public. I think he recognizes. He's not terrific at it and so he has to find a third way what you might call a quiet way which he does it is i. Think one of the great achievements of his career. He he's not the most diligent legislator for his first few years. He's really focused on mount vernon in succeeding there but as he gets more engaged. He builds a network a a stature as a diligent person. Someone with solid judgment someone. Who does the work. He was always the most disciplined and responsible person in the room. And you can see over the. He's in a house for close a fifteen years close to sixteen there. He's just on this sort of steadied. Shallow for the first eight or nine years getting more responsibility getting more calm committee activities until the conflict with britain breaks out. Which really is the making of him. Partly because of his military background their people do respect that more. When there's conflict but also he is forthright in his denunciation and the british he very strong stand right from the beginning and that sort of determined attitude attracts a lot of support and attention. He strikes me as i thought about your book. He strikes me as the ideal committee chair. I mean he would be a great department chair. I guess no one ever thought of. But i mean the the it would be efficient will be brisk. There wouldn't be time wasted. The information would have been distributed beforehand to the members of the committee wouldn't have been an information sharing session time to consider and then make a decision. You can see this in this councils of war. I mean that. The pre circulated memos and the way that the council were they focus on a problem and they answer it even prior to the meeting of the council. He has everything like arrange prior to the committee meeting a great committee chairman. He had a terrific live skills and when when jefferson becomes president sends a memo his cabinet. And it's the jefferson had a weakness for sniping washington's reputation. But in this case he doesn't he says. I want to run this exactly the way. George washington did nothing. Came out of that cabinet that he did not approve. And that's the way it's going to be here. And that was that was important..

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"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"Talk about why this book. I as i told you before. We began recording. I told my wife. Oh yeah david. Stewart's come out with a book about washington's politician and she said something like oh great Another and obviously her is was like another damn washington book. And i said no. You really don't understand. This is like a a topic. That's lying for in in the middle of the road for people to pick up and no one has thinking about washington's a politician has been curiously difficult to people. Do you want to flush that out. It's not an accident. He really didn't ever want to be seen as a politician although he made himself into a splendid one and so he nurtured his his military identity and he always attempted when he ended up in politics to appear nonpartisan to the extent he could simply a man doing his duty and that was the myth him as a soldier as a planter As a statesman is a wonderful phrase rather than politician a successful politician. Yeah exactly exactly and that has simply survived. And i think we've avoided the the term largely to preserve his position in the pantheon. And i think it blinds us too many of the keys to his success because in fact and this has been a major scholarly activity of the last twenty years from military historian. Yeah he was not a brilliant military commander in dade far from on occasion so something has to account for this amazing success and i do think it was extraordinarily political skill

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"george washington" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

"He replied. No of course not a character. Interpreter had a rather spooky encounter one night back in two thousand seventeen. I worked at mount vernon on and off since two thousand four. I most recently returned in january of two thousand seventeen. The estate was a buzz with the latest spooky story on december fifteenth. Two thousand sixteen. Some strange sounds were heard coming from the floor and there had been reports of the temperature dropping by twenty degrees. When the tail was shared with me i was determined to see if it would happen again on december fourteenth of that year two thousand seventeen the anniversary of the general's death i was on the third floor waiting for some haunting but nothing happened however when i returned the next night. The vibe in the area had changed upon looking into the southwest bedchamber. I noticed electric candles on that strange. I thought it was dark last night. Had collections come and turned it on not likely. The third floor is open to the public. Then it hit me george. Washington died december fourteenth seventeen ninety nine and the next day martha washington shut up the bedroom. They shared and boo to the southwest bedchamber. Apparently she still making that sad day. By the way it's a sad ending to a great man's life if you don't know the whole story you should definitely look it up. These are but a few of the ghostly tales that george washington's former home has to offer the spirits here are doing very much what he didn't live they walking the grounds and trying to live some semblance of what they consider a normal life. If you've never visited mount vernon i definitely recommend it make a day out of it and go early because there is a lot to see you can easily spend the entire day there. Get to know the home. Feel the energy of the place and see you of any of its former residents. Might decide to grace you with their presence for more information on visiting the plantation. I suggest checking out mount vernon dot org or you can learn more about in mission tickets programming the history of the place and so much more. Thank you guys for allowing me to share these stories with you and moralize the the spirits a mount vernon including good old george himself. I'm afraid that is all. I have for you though if you enjoyed this episode which. I hope he did go. Check out the link tree for the show and follow along on the shows social media pages. We've got facebook instagram twitter. Youtube tick tock and even clubhouse. The official link is l. i. n. k. t. r. period e backslash. Hauntingly yours paranormal. Most importantly. don't forget to review and subscribe. This helps other people like yourselves. Find a show and join our para family thank you.

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"george washington" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"george washington" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

"I'm dc. Aurora cure ever fabulous phantom barred. And i am here for you once more. The very first episode of season two is dedicated to none other than mount vernon the former home of george washington who was the first president of the united states. Now i'm sure some chills just shot down some history nerd spine in. It's okay yes. This place is haunted. Shouldn't come as any surprise. I mean wherever you find lots of history you tend to find lots of spirits and the process. They need the to just seemed to go hand in hand. Now all ways to better understand the ghostly happenings of this location we should take a look at the history. I because well mount vernon has lots of it. Not only is the former plantation. A george washington Whose buried here. But you've also got his wife martha and about twenty other washington family members. The current estate is actually opened to the public The allow you to toward the mansion the gardens on you can. Actually you visit the family tombs. There's a working farm a functioning distillery and grist mill plus a museum and education center of course. The plantation is located in mount vernon. Virginia which is in the united states for anybody who's listening outside of the. Us it overlooks the potomac river. Which is about eight miles south of alexandria. Now it's unclear who designed the original estate but we do know george himself oversaw its mini expansions and renovations until it became the iconic structure. That still stands today. The plantation was originally called little hunting creek plantation and owned by john washington now john e he eventually passed the estate to his son lawrence who then passed it to his daughter. Mildred in seventeen twenty six milligrams brother augustine george washington father purchase the estate and built the main part of the plantation house an ordinary one and a half story structure. Augustine passed the estate to his oldest son. Lawrence georgia's elder half brother and seventeen forty lawrence renamed the estate mount vernon after the famed english naval officer admiral. Edward vernon Okay i see where that comes from. Believe it or not. George had lived for much of his childhood at mount vernon already with his half brother lawrence learning the ins and alison planting and how to be a cultured member of society. George would later go on to inherit the plantation after the deaths of his elder half brother lawrence and his two children at this point though george was actually a major shareholder in the property it began to lease it from lawrence's widow and who decided to move out and remarry when george married martha dangerous custos. Yes that martha in seventeen fifty nine. He officially made mount vernon his home. And upon the widow and death in seventeen sixty one. He became the sole owner of the property over the next four decades. Washington renovated mount. Vernon's main house into a two and a half story. Eleven thousand twenty eight square foot stately home with twenty one rooms. He oversaw almost every detail. Always making sure. The estate reflected his distinguished status even as he served in the revolutionary war and as president of the united states. The walls of the mansion are made of wood although they look like stone to achieve the look. Washington used russification a technique. Where would boards cut and bevelled to look like stone blocks and then sanded and painted wild wet to provide e stone lake texture washington expanded mount vernon's lands to around eight thousand acres. He created four gardens on the estate including the lower garden. A kitchen garden for growing fruits and vegetables year round the upper garden a garden intended for guests to stroll through which included a walkways fruit trees and elaborate planting beds the greenhouse a beautiful structure where tropical plants were grown year round botanical garden. A small garden in the back of the spinning house where george grew plants from all over the world in tested potential crops to tombs. Stand on mount vernon the original family vault now known as the old tomb and the new vault now known as the new tomb which became the family's final resting place after realizing the original tomb was deteriorating. Washington instructed in his. Will that a new resting place be built upon his death and all family members reinterred there. He also provided the financial means to build it jordan. Martha were originally buried in the old tune. But were later moved to rest permanently in the new tomb other mount vernon buildings or outbuildings. I guess i should say. Include a blacksmith shop a spinning room a smokehouse. A storehouse sixteen sided barn stables. Servants' quarters gardener's house. Overseers quarters slave cabins for later families. Men slave quarters women's slave corners melburnians. Acreage was divided into five farms. Mansion house farm included the mansion house and its surrounding area. Large-scale crops weren't grown there but the farm contained gardens woods tree groves and meadows the four agricultural farms on mount vernon to over three thousand acres and were called river muddy hole. Dog and union washington originally cultivated tobacco. Virginia's prime crop of course but later made wheat his main harvest. He also produced other grains and foods that allowed him to successfully rotate his crops and experiment. With various farming methods washington was intimately involved in the goings on of mount vernon agriculture. And otherwise even as he led his country he also managed to lead the activities. A mount vernon.

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"george washington" Discussed on Blind History

Blind History

08:29 min | 2 years ago

"george washington" Discussed on Blind History

"He was he probably very much more anti-slavery when you talked a little bit earlier about him always wants to go back Mount Vernon and he grew up on farms with his parents and he left shooting and riding his horse and fishing off of farming. He was actually a genuine enthusiastic and he was very intelligent when it came to farming and he'd studied so much and you would contact people and write letters to the best Farmers or experts and Eric Kang. In England because why were they cows bigger than his cows and while the size of their wheat crops? So he really moved the level of farming in the colonies at the time to different level Now Incredible guide is also that story and it was probably made up by one of his biographers and it kind of proves that he was an honest man when he was a young boy cut down a cherry tree with a touch of that. He'd been given as a gift and his father was very upset with him and said who asked who would cut down the street and he uttered those Immortal lines. I cannot tell a lie father. It was me off and people have used that line over and over again to say well look here was an honest man, and that's why he would have made the perfect president and that's why he did but let's talk about the real reasons. He became president. I mean, he was put in charge of the Continental Army. He had some military experience. But by no means I mean in America at that stage, the Army in inverted commas was ready Traders are Farm laborers down. Merchantman, it was whoever they could find and a lot of them were hardly a disciplined fighting Corps. There were much smaller in number than any of the British forces in America at the time. They didn't have Great accomplishments. Yeah, so they were up against a very very tough proposition here and he took over having been appointed by the various heads of the colonies and their conventions in South Philadelphia took over and the first real test was at Valley Forge wear during winter and disease the cold hunger a lack of equipment. He manages to along with with some Germans. He managed to get them into shape. He was training the men he spent an inordinate amount of time getting them into order and not eating out uniforms and making sure their equipment was ready. And then by the time they emerged from that Valley Forge winter in Spring there was strong and he then had fought Number of battles and it's interesting. He wasn't a particularly great Soldier. It was definitely not an Alexander a Julius Caesar, you know, he was just so committed and disciplined but he didn't have any creativity when it came to strategy and long way more battles than he was and represent a threat also stands to reason because the the British was so much more well supplied and they had been in the business of fighting for all their lives a professional Soldier e but having said that his biggest enemy was not the British as they they would desert if they've found too much pressure that they would run away or alternatively that Friendly Fire a big problem in their lives. So they would kill each other and also, you know, the Congress were jealous. They didn't want to support him and that's why they had no food that had no equipment and you hundred percent correct about valve or you have to regroup and and you speak of strength was to motivate them and give them purpose and finally Congress and the French turned it around because he fought the French in what we would call a squirming dog. Warlock twenty-five years before and that's where you got this experience. But now they helped him to actually knock in the I think it was the Battle of Yorktown and yeah to knock the final nail in that cell phone wallets and we'll get to Yorktown in a moment because you you said that he wasn't very creative but he did do one quite smart thing in the Battle of Boston Harbour where he moved the Cannons which he took down two months earlier, very smart thinking he'd found the place he'd realized if he positions these cannons up on the spithead he can fire down on the British ships and he managed to beat them into submission. They're they they're treated and reassembled their forces in New York. They were a range of battles that we won't go into cuz most of them were boring and most of them George lost but ultimately in New Jersey crossing the river track and he did very well and then finally Yorktown which you've just mentioned now, which was really Britain's Last Stand in the colonies and General Cornwallis. Suzie's enemy had been misled and funnily enough it has to do with him. Keith did you hear the story? I didn't so he sent a fake letter knowing his letters would be intercepted sent a fake letter to his dentist saying I'm going to be in New York for a while so I can you send me these implements and come and check my teeth and the British intercepted this and they thought well fine. He says he's going to be in New York for a while so we can get ready over here and they then positioned themselves and and prepared as if he was going to be in New York. Meanwhile, he'd moved the Army and was heading straight for your tub. And he just left the teeth and he yeah clearly the teeth was a ruse that was a reaction so you could watch music. Yeah, so not entirely boring 1787. He was across the Constitutional Convention chair and then in 1789, he was made president because effectively than Britain had been defeated but just quickly before we moved to that, you know that when we picture the United States now and we think of Washington, Virginia the area of Washington DC New York, you know, don't pictures Harsh snow Crossing big fat swollen Rivers losing military across Rivers gas dying of hypothermia. It was actually frightening wage was almost deepest darkest America. It was it was Jungle and it was it was swamp. Yes, and if it wasn't very hot. It was very cold and Washington itself the city Washington D, which was named after him. Although he was very involved with laugh on the French architect and designer and artist in plotting out the city. He actually chose the location for the White House wage for the capital. Sure. I think that was when he president of Iraq. Well, yes, but he never lived at the White House. Okay interestingly enough the first occupants. The White House is actually his successor johnetta. So although it was named after him. He never lived there. He lived in New York for a time and then in Pennsylvania later on but when they got together to say look, we fed up we need to take on the this is obviously price of the war dead. Yeah, it was because you know, obviously the British women are saying look we need to in some money out of these colonies and they actually wound up the taxes. I think it was the tea tax and the stamp tax so that really pushed them into Iraq war of independence or that particular or the Continental war of which they came out Victorious and then that's where the ball started to roll towards not developing a constitution and a government and he was the guy took his chosen mostly because he was tall because he had fought in the war and was Victorious as a general and people looked up to him. They they genuinely liked the guy he had natural leadership skills. He I used to say that he preferred to be neutral in situations of international conflict and there are a couple of things about his presidency that were noteworthy. He only wanted to serve two terms set a a standard a default for all presidents since then except for Roosevelt and Donald he wants to push for a fuzzy pushing for a third and let him just second page. That's a nice sentence. So he he said no to term limits essential and when it came to neutrality in in the war between Britain and France, he actually refused to commit American troops to any part of that war. He said I want an American character that the powers of Europe may be convinced that we act for ourselves and not for others. Obviously wrong A Young Nation. He commits them into some kind of conflict too soon after they were still trying to establish their own Nation, but there was also quite a bit of conflict with a founding as they've called it the founding fathers when they started to form the government as an example. He's Secretary of Treasury was very alarmed to him. Whereas Thomas Jefferson. I think he was not what position he was but he was also in his government and took he said at the time which is quite interesting George Washington said, When left to themselves mankind are unfit for their own government. So just an idea again you a good idea of how you saw this conservative God.

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"george washington" Discussed on Blind History

Blind History

07:27 min | 2 years ago

"george washington" Discussed on Blind History

"Washington August 24th 1814 the British have Set Fire to the White House Dolley Madison first lady and wife of James Madison carries into the enormous East room. She has a singular goal to rescue the Magnificent Gilbert Stuart portrait of America's first President George Washington, they hack the canvas out of an enormous gilded frame roll it up and flee. She gave strict instructions that have captured the portrait was to be destroyed George Washington even in death, even in a painting was too valuable to the Young Nation to fall into enemy hands off. Line History season 4 episode 2 we're talking George Washington George Washington, of course, well known to everybody's being the first president of the United States of America. He was one of the founding father of the United States of America and all around seemingly. One of those guys who history accounts is a pretty good dude. He doesn't seem to have too many rough edges but no. We will discover some of those through the cult episode. Here's a live from 1732 until 1799 head of the Continental Army the chairperson of the convention for the Constitution first president and husband of Martha. Those are pretty much the important Vital Statistics. My co-host on the show as always Anthony Mirra history nerd just like me. So what do you think of George Washington? I think is solid. Yeah. I think that's the way to describe him, but boring. Yeah. I think he's just yeah solid arguments and I'm definitely not arguing I think at a deficit dog Humor. Well, I mean there's a good reason that you don't see portraits of him smiling, right? You know, what I heard was he had wooden teeth. They've actually have a choice of his teeth in the Mount Vernon Museum and they are either made they haven't done tests, but they automate of elephant or hippopotamus Ivory. Okay, that's not good. But what happened was that they weren't wouldn't for sure but they've obviously stained with a brown yarn and people used to think that they wouldn't it must have been a horrible sight. But then in those days nobody had good teeth. I was just thinking because he was trying to marry his love of laugh and and she turned him down to us and ended up marrying Martha. So Martha was like the second best. She was the third third best choice. She had to put up with his teeth and loved it. It was great. Yes. So let's just look at this guy's history. A lot of people want to know whether or not he was actually born to a wealthy family. And I know you've discovered quite a bit about the mom and dad. And the brother cuz they were six brothers. I think all together and then there's a daughter of a brother and something sinister. They're yes. That's right. First of all, the family came from England and it only be in by the time he was born and eighty years had been in the new country and and they settled in Virginia. It was a British colony home and instead owned a number of plantations. So they were wealthy they were part of the wealthy side, but his dad died when he was eleven say took over and helping with the form but there was a gentleman by the name of Lord Fairfax who was very well established and massively wealthy. I mean ten times as wealthy as the Washington's and he took him under his wing and that's where he got his surviving skills from and that's where he also became the Survivor for the county of Fairfax and actually at the opportunity at a very young age Sixteen song. Intonating to make money and buy more land that's amazing. I mean working at Seventeen, you know, we think that these days it's cruel to make someone work when they're at University age. But there he was already surveying. He's also very good at math and math making apparently correct and I don't you see any ways formal education, but they said the wealthy at the time often had tutors that used to come but you could see you couldn't read and write properly at the time that he later on. We'll discuss it when you went to war in the French Indian War. So there were some gaps in his education. So when it came to who would inherit Mount Vernon after his father died, he really puzzled off bits of land to each of the sons, but eventually George got everything correct Lawrence was his mentor and he was very close to Lawrence was his half-brother. So in other words from his dad's first marriage and they spent a lot of time together Lawrence was substantially older than him and the only time he ever left America, it wasn't called the United States by then but dead. Was to go Barbados and the reason why they went to Barbados is that Lawrence was suffering heavily from TV or tuberculosis and he was trying to get that different are to help him. So what George went with him off and he picked up small box in in in Barbados, and that's why his face at Scott so badly for the rest of your life, but two years later his half brother died and he left his estate to his is water and if his daughter passed away before George, then George would get that estate and she died literally 2 years later. So maybe it wasn't long as they might have been Sinister or something when they come conspiracy theory and it just shows you also that he got the smallpox his brother got the consumption the daughter died. Mysteriously there was so awful disease and humans just didn't last very long. I mean you were lucky to make it to adulthood in the first place, but George would have fallen in love with Mount Vernon and it's not surprising that off. Whole way through his service both as continental army commander and as president. All the actually wanted to do was go back to Mount Vernon. Yeah, he loved that place. It's on the banks of the hospital Back River Potomac River as the Americans call it and it's got this magnificent view. It's still a beautiful Museum and you can go there and and visit it and he's actually buried there a lot of em think he's buried in the capital wasn't aware of that. It's buried in a in a little tomb very humble little tomb in the grounds of Mount Vernon Inn along with Martha next to him and interestingly while we're talking about his family. He never had children character is small as two children. He treated locked his oh, that's right. She was married to previous time. And she had two kids and they raised them as if they were his and he raised the grandchildren as well at Mount Vernon, Georgia really? It's interesting that the first president of the United States has no Offspring alive to the states. She was also wealthy. So there was a you know, there was a lot of money going around between them. And and he did own slaves. This is another controversial point. There were about three hundred slaves when he died that that he obviously left to the family and obviously during his life. He views on slavery changed substantially as everybody's did during that area because it was just a the way people lived at the beginning of of George Washington's life, but he said that serving in the armed he'd met many black volunteers and black soldiers and just because he'd met them and seen their heroism. His views had changed that by the end of his life..

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