The Cambrian

October 5, 2012 6:12 PM

Trying to start a blank ballot revolution

In 1789, George Washington was elected to be the first President of the United States. He was the unanimous choice of the electors because of his character, his beliefs, and his love for and dedication to this nation. While there were many great men who were interested in serving, electors chose the man they believed would best serve the country. Washington served as president for one term, setting precedent for a modest, humble and collaborative administration in stark contrast to the dictatorial pomp and circumstance of many nations at the time. He reluctantly served for a second term but refused to accept a third term, returning to his estate and his military service, setting a pattern of presidential term limits which continues to this day.

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