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Comment by TL Winslow (21344)
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This article is moose hockey, not for its basic facts, but for its general drift that George Washington is some kind of enemy of liberty.  In fact, he set the standard for it by requiring soldiers to sacrifice their personal liberty in order to take orders from a commander in chief who is in turn working for Congress in order to be better able to fight America's enemies.  If he hadn't instituted strict discipline, we'd all still be British subjects bowing to the queen, and America would be full of people with royal titles like duke or earl.  When Congress declares war, the People have spoken, and when a citizen joins the military and signs on the dotted line, he sacrifices his personal liberty for the duration in the service of the country.  Smart guy, Washington.

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