Pater Patriae

The President of the United States paying homage to God for “every public and private good” — such a gesture struck no one as quaint, inappropriate, or ill-mannered 222 years ago. As he himself noted, Washington took for granted that his colleagues and countrymen shared his sentiments; nor is there any indication that he was ever contradicted in this regard. But how many Congressmen today would even understand these sentiments, much less endorse them? We’ve come a long way, baby — but in the wrong direction. — F.R. Duplantier, “Behind The Headlines”

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