Humility and American Exceptionalism

On December 22, 1783, after eight long years of war, General George Washington surrendered his commission to Congress.  The act was the response to a viable plot by his officers, with Washington as their leader, to march on Congress and take over the government.  This was a plot that would have obviously altered the course of history, but something not uncommon in a post revolutionary environment.  Similarly, in 1796, then President Washington announced that he would not run for a … read more