"I wonder, is it George Washington next week?"
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19-08-2017, 04:48 AM
RE: "I wonder, is it George Washington next week?"
(18-08-2017 08:21 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(18-08-2017 04:16 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Well, it's a good thing I didn't say that, then. If Washington committed treason against America, you might have a point; but treason is nation-specific, as are honorary statues. Washington's treason, against the UK, was not by American law treason.
There was no "American law" when Washington committed his treason, because there was no sovereign nation of "America". Washington's act of treason was to establish American sovereignty, in what we would call today a "break-away" republic of the UK.
Washington was a soldier, not a politician. The Continental Congress established the US. Washington's job was make that stick.
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