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The USA's soldiers raided, ransacked, shut down, and arrested the personnel of every organization in Panama critical of the USA's invasion. The USA's military immediately took over the television stations in Panama and began broadcasting their own programming. The puppet government leaders that the USA installed upon invading drew up lists of people and groups who truly advocated democracy in Panama and who might be politically opposed to the puppet regime. The American military rounded up thousands of people on those lists and threw them into prison, sometimes for years, with no charges ever filed. The people who received that treatment were college professors, newspaper editors, union leaders, human rights activists, etc. In essence, all the truly democratic leaders in Panama were imprisoned. George Bush the First had the audacity to say his invasion "restored democracy" in Panama. As Bush uttered those words, our politicians in Washington gave him a standing ovation.
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Robert Dinwiddie, who was the governor of Virginia at the time, gave the young George Washing a letter to take to the French troops that were beginning to make forts in the Northern half of Virginia, near the Ohio River....
Your depiction of George Washington is excellent, and helps to unlock the mystery of this great man. Truly, as you mentioned, character is at the heart of Washington’s noble life. And, with an unmatched personal drive, he became self educated and successful in all he attempted. He struck all of his contemporaries as a better man than any other. It is this incredible strength of character and leadership that prompts me to gladly continue to proudly call George Washington the Esteemed Father of Our Country. Good Job Mr. Stazesky!
Sincerely, Don J. Boyle
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In terms of leadership of the Convention, he was equally effective as a visionary leader and a long range/short range thinker. His style, however, changed for he was a presiding officer and not a general. His influence and power were utilized in personal conversations, meetings with the Virginia delegation where he voted and sometimes was on the losing side, and when the delegates met as a committee of the whole during which someone else presided. It was a very well organized convention, including all sessions being held in secrecy with no disclosures of the proceedings to anyone else. The power of Washington’s presence was seen when a delegate accidentally dropped a confidential document on the floor. When discovered, it was given to Washington who sternly addressed the delegates about the issues of confidentiality and secrecy. The mere thought of any one of the delegates ever receiving his displeasure over this prevented any of them from ever claiming the document.
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As the unanimously elected presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, which met in Philadelphia May 25 to September 17, 1787, Washington again demonstrated his genius in leadership. We must ask again, why was he chosen as the leader by this group which Jefferson termed “an assembly of demigods”? One reason, certainly, is that the delegates knew that the most respected, beloved and even idolized person in the country was George Washington. As on previous occasions, however, he was also selected for this crucial role because of his character and because he was a recognized leader who was skillful in reconciling various views; in short, he was a supreme politician.
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It was no surprise to anyone in the nation, including George Washington, that he was unanimously elected as the first President of the new nation and four years later that he was reelected to this preeminent position. Just as with his other calls to duty by the people, Washington was chosen not only on the basis of his character and leadership skills but also because the people knew and trusted his ideas and commitments. These ideas were spoken, written and lived out during the Revolution, many were already included in the Constitution and still others were well known.
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Evaluating him as the first President in terms of the visionary leader, it is clear that Washington had a very well developed and coherent vision with both long and short range goals. Some of these ideas were: the absolute necessity and even sacredness of the Union, faithful obedience to the Constitution, the development of a distinctly American national character, establishment of a government that would be trusted by the people, the role of the federal government in the furtherance of industry, commerce, education and what today we call the infrastructure, the need in a republic for public and private virtue, independence from all forms of foreign dominance and the maintenance of liberty. Some of these ideas and others were presented in the “Circular Letter” which he sent to all the governors in 1783 at the conclusion of the Revolution, in innumerable state papers, in personal and public letters and they were emphasized at the end of his presidency in what is known as the Farewell Address.