Reflecting on President Day
America’s first President George Washington was a very generous and cordial host who would often entertain uninvited guests at his home after he left the White House. Aside from the closing of banks and an extended weekend for students, unless they need to make up a snow day, little fanfare is made of President’s Day. Following President Washington’s example, President’s Day should be a day when our local and national political leaders reach out to their constituents, specifically those whose views are often neglected by their elected officials. It should be a day about democracy and constructive political discourse as well as an opportunity to say thanks for the leadership that has helped make our Country what it is today. Just as Thanksgiving and Independence Day are marked by generosity and celebration, political leaderships should seek to revive this national holiday by reaching out to those who are often neglected by the political system, especially considering the division seen in our government these days.
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