Time to Celebrate George Washington

By Michael Warren If images of wooden teeth, cherry trees, dollar bills, and carpet sales popped into your mind, I suspect you would be in very large company. Do these images accurately reflect his importance to America? Not so much. His contributions to the American experiment in self-government are unparalleled: Virginian legislator and revolutionary; Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; President of the Constitutional Convention; and first President of the United States of … [Read more...]

Down with President’s Day-Up with Washington’s Birthday & Patriot Week

Commentary by Judge Michael Warren We recently went through the buffoonery of celebrating Presidents’ Day through grand sales at retail outlets and a delay in the post. Meanwhile, Washington’s Birthday went by without a whisper. Why exactly the culture has decided that we should celebrate every single President - including the luminaries of Chester Arthur and Franklin Pierce - with deep discounts on appliances is beyond me. Like so many of our other civic holidays, Presidents’ Day is mostly … [Read more...]