Happy Birthday to The Indispensable Man

George Washington.


In my estimation, the central figure in the founding of the Republic, head and shoulders in every sense above his nearly-matchless contemporaries. When one hears the question, “Who is the greatest U.S. President?” my answer is always that Washington was the greatest, but was in such a class by himself that the proper question is, “Who is the greatest U.S. President after Washington?”

Perhaps one day we’ll have another successor who better emulates him.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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2 Responses to Happy Birthday to The Indispensable Man

  1. Law Student says:

    I’ve wondered what the federal government would have looked like had Washington died before the constitutional convention. Executive branch would probably look different, but would the constitution have even been ratified if Washington as president wasn’t almost a forgone conclusion?


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