Beware of Impostors

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-7-15-27-am

George Washington February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799

George Washington never had a need to boast that he knew more than the Generals, he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. And he never bragged about a secret plan to defeat the enemy, rather he executed his plan by leading his troops to battlefield victories at Trenton and Princeton before capturing British troops at Yorktown.

After serving as first President of the United States for eight years, Washington warned in his Farewell Address that his greatest fear for the new country was that forces would try to divide Americans and undermine the country’s principles.

Washington argued that its citizens should come together to resist those people: “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

Advertisements

About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
This entry was posted in Running. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Beware of Impostors

  1. LB says:

    Exactly!
    How are you holding up, Jim? Each day is a challenge with 45 (to say the least!)

    Like

    • Jim Brennan says:

      Other than the embarrassment of a petulant, narcissistic president who behaves like a high school sophomore, everything his great. The best thing about the guy temporarily sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue is that his ridiculous win has waken up the American people and reenergized the vast majority to act on behalf of what our great nation stands for: inclusiveness, diversity and respect. Once those principles are reestablished all the other BS will take care of itself.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s