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Washington's war

"Washington's war" Continued...

Issue: "The Road to Cana," Feb. 23, 2008

Some odes during his last years and since then have made Washington seem like Jesus, sinless in every way. "His glory hath eclips'd the sun," the New Hampshire Recorder proclaimed heretically: "The lustre of his rays so bright, / 'Tis always day, there's no more night. / . . . He's one in Heaven's high renown; / He's deify'd, exalt him high, / He's next unto the Trinity. / My language fails to tell his worth, / Unless in Heav'n he is the fourth." But the story of George Washington, sinner who battled against sin, is more intriguing than any puffery regarding purported perfection.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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