Another Tuesday, Another Five Stories About Presidents
by Salvatore Pane
“Most everyone knows George Washington as the first President of the United States and the boy who, after chopping down his father’s cherry tree, claimed, ‘I cannot tell a lie, Pa.’ That this claim is widely discredited has not diminished its popularity or the assurance that a strong moral register was, and remains, at the core of our country’s character.
We’re only a short while away from the next election. And while it’s still unclear who will win and help usher in the future, it’s an opportune time to look to the past, to the presidents who’ve come and gone; to reexamine their lives, their myths, their policies.