George Washington at 279 (Born Feb 22, 1732) Part 9


No. 2: Magic vs. Bird

NCAA Championship game, March 26, 1979 — This wasn’t a moment as much as a movement. This was the start of Bird vs. Magic, which only grew in stature after the pair’s rivalry continued to grow in the NBA. But the fans knew. Michigan State’s win against unbeaten Indiana State remains the highest-rated game in college basketball history. Watching Magic Johnson run the Spartans past Larry Bird’s Sycamores was like watching a prelude to everything the NBA would become. And college hoops got to see it first.

Steeling the Mind Bible Conference pt 1 of 6 with David Barton

Crazy finish to the Butler victory over Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament. Can you believe the Pitt player fouled with 1 second to go? Tonight we saw the biggest moon we have ever seen!!!!

In the next few days I will post portions of the speech (which really was just a newspaper article) but since it is so long I will put an outline of the speech that is provided by David Barton of Wallbuilders.

Foreign Policy.

  1. We should exercise “good faith and justice towards all nations.”
    1. “religion and morality enjoin this conduct”
    2. we should be guided by “an exalted justice and benevolence.”

Washington’s own words:

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct. And can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period a great nation to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?

Trivia about George Washington:

He and Martha were both 27 when they married.

— Martha, who had first been married at 18, was one of the wealthiest widows in the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia when she married Washington. Only one of her four children with her first husband Daniel Custis survived to adulthood.

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