Hudgins on George Washington's Legacy

Ed Hudgins, TOC Washington Director, writes in his latest Report from the Front on the first U.S. President’s political and moral legacy:

Washington?s achievements reflected his outstanding moral character. He set for himself the highest standards in everything he did and thus became exemplar for his associates and his fellow countrymen. Indeed, when he presided over the Constitutional Convention, he spoke little. It was his example — the fact that the other delegates were in the presence of Washington — that kept those delegates on their best behavior and inspired them to look to the good of the country.
But Washington was not some ever-frowning moralist; he enjoyed life, whether at a dance or dinner party or just riding through his beloved Mt. Vernon estate.

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