Monday, February 20, 2006

President's Day

Who among our 43 Presidents is your favorite? Today being President’s Day, I think it is a great time to consider who our previous leaders have been and what they have done for the United States of America. You may also list your second and third choices and explain your reasons.

13 comments:

Wholesome Works said...

My favorite is Thomas Jefferson.

From what I've read he did a lot good, from writing the Declaration of Independence, to the decentralization of the government, to the Louisiana Puchase.

As with all the presidents he had his faults, but he is still my favorite.

(I especially liked his varied intrests)

"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead..."
--Thomas Jefferson


Zachary

Susanna Moore said...

George Washington is my favorite president because of his fine sense of duty and honor. He very accurately understood what his job was and, more importantly, what it was not. Unlike most modern presidents, he knew that his most important task was to defend and protect the constitution at all costs. I believe the Bible and Christan truth played an important role in shaping early America and our first president.

Sparky said...

I knew Susanna's favorite was George Washington, after reading all the articles she used to write in the Pches magazine. My favorite was probably either Ronald Reagan, or the Bush dynasty.

Sparky again said...

Check your Saturday post. I accidentally commented there what I wanted to comment here.

Sparky said...

I will pray for you guys' upcoming festival. Ours is not until March 4 and 5, but we need prayers for piano memorization. Thanks.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Sparky,
Thanks. I will pray for your memorization. That is what I need too. My largest problem is getting over being nervous. Thank you for praying.
Elizabeth

Christina Marie Moore said...

My favorite president is Ronald Reagan. He was not afraid to stand up for what was right. He called our nation to prayer and spoke words of encouragement to Americans.

Mom

Robert W Moore said...

The President I most admire is George Washington. His character was shaped by biblical values that were emphasized in his youth. President Washington's earliest colonial forbear was John Washington, the son of a Puritan preacher, Lawrence Washington of Purleigh, England. John left England in 1658 to escape financial ruin brought about by religious persecution against the non-conformists.

George Washington's childhood home included a library full of theology books and sermons. Although his Virginia family were Anglican, their faith and traditions were heavily impacted by the Puritan heritage.

"To the distinguished character of a Patriot it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of a Christian."

"The ways of Providence are inscrutable, and mortals must submit."

"We have nothing to depend upon but the protection of a kind Providence and unanimity among ourselves."

In 1891, Washington's hand written prayers (24 pages in manuscript) were sold at auction in Philadelphia. These prayers reflect humility before God and a dependence upon the grace and mercy of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

George Washington was compassionate and merciful but also firm and committed to principle. Among his many practical and wise contributions, he urged that the nation "...steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world." One need only consider the egregious abuses of our current president to understand how far we have drifted from that Godly counsel.

President Washington's administration reflected his stable moral compass and dependence upon God. There may never be another like him.

It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. George Washington

Robert W Moore said...

Here's a short list of my other favorites with concise reasons (in no particular order):

Calvin Coolidge -- fiscal conservative, without rival!

James Madison -- his constitional expertise

Franklin Pierce -- probably the last real States Rights president we had (not including the C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis)

Herbert Hoover -- his unparalleled compassion for ordinary people; his voluntarism, working tirelessly for our country until the day he died in his New York City hotel suite

Ronald Reagan -- pro-life; inspiration personified

Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America -- perhaps the most courageous president in our history; the South was right, and her states are presently under Yankee occupation.

Robert W Moore said...

Elizabeth, ...Please note that James Madison's expertise was constitutional -- not "constitional" as I quickly indicated in my last comment!

MVB said...

America's greatest president was definitely Ronald Reagan. He was firm, strong, and brilliant in times of crisis and impending war. He undid the messes created by Carter and his administration.

Wholesome Works said...

Elizabeth,

I may have found a way to access your blog. Please respond when or if you get this.

By being specific you can visit archive pages (but I can't get march's posts).

Try typing:
www.studyquiet.blogspot.com/
2006_02_01_studyqiet_archive.html
in your address bar.

Hope you get this. :)

By the way, who was your favorite president?

Zachary

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
It worked!

Wow, computers are complete mysteries to me. Thanks for checking this out. I will leave this comment on your blog too.

...President George Washington

Elizabeth