Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Something to think about

Whenever there is an inauguration, we should pause and once again think what a spectacular fellow George Washington was. When John Adams was to be inaugurated in 1797, there were some who were concerned that Washington might not be willing to hand over power. They need not have feared. Washington, an incredibly moral man, gracefully stepped aside -- the first time in Western history that a living ruler ever voluntarily stepped aside and ceded power to another.