Come Inauguration Day, January 20th 2009, I will have a President and his name will not be Barack Hussein Obama. It will be George Washington.
George Washington's America was a bold declaration of human independence in the face of a world of monarchies, tyrannies and empires. It was not perfect, but then no human system ever is. This America embodied the principle that human freedom and national independence is supreme above empire and the state.
The principle of the Divine Rule of Kings, the idea that a nation's ruler was somehow superhuman, a messianic figure divinely endowed to rule over lesser men, was broken by Washington at Yorktown. And yet despite attempts by others to build a cult of personality around him, Washington rejected royal titles and a government salary, humbly served out two terms while turning the other cheek to the vicious smear campaigns from his "progressive" opponents and insisted on his retirement thereby setting a precedent that a President is not a monarch or a deity, but only a public servant.
King George III, the monarch whose rule over America he had broken, stated that if Washington would indeed leave power and retire to his farm, "If he does that, sir, he will be the greatest man in the world."
Why Washington then? Because he embodied America's Republican ideals. He was the man who did not wish to be King, did not wish to be worshiped and did not wish power. Instead he possessed true grace, dignity and decency... a quality few even seem to value anymore.
Let us compare him with Obama. A man who has made himself King, built a cult of personality that worships him and wears his face on their clothing, that composes songs of praise for him, chants his name endlessly and is already comparing him to Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt and a dozen other men who did more in one weekend than Obama has done in his whole life.
Obama did not fight for his country or even stand up and put himself at risk for a single ideal. Instead he spent much of his career boldly and courageously voting "Present". He has climbed to power with no record of accomplishment or self-sacrifice. He has simply climbed a short distance to the top. He is the man without accomplishment who would be King, yet I prefer George Washington-- the man of accomplishment who would not be King. Who chose to build a Republic instead of letting his followers turn him into an idol.
That is why even as the media hydra roars with praises of Obama, publishes letters to Obama from around the world in a pale mimicry of the USSR and North Korea and informs us of the gloriousness of his every bowel movement... my President will be George Washington. And he should be your President too.
Because the American Republic needs great men as leaders, not small men smelted into tin gods for the adoring crowds. That is why on January 20th 2009, America's first President will stand in for me in place of the tinpot Kenyan dictator and his kleptomaniacal wife and followers. This is not an act of denial or wishful thinking, it is a symbolic affirmation of America's true values to remind us of what we are fighting to restore.
George Washington is my President. Washington represents the triumph of meritocracy over entitlement, accomplishment over hollow verbiage, humility over arrogance, and citizenship over usurpation. Everything that is right about Washington is wrong in Obama, and everything wrong in Obama is right in Washington. The man who toppled one foreign King who thought to rule over America is the best symbol for toppling another foreign King who thinks to rule over America today.