Though I wasn't there two hundred years ago, I seriously
believe that the election that took place at time was the
fairest and most aboveboard, and it would not have
involved political influence like today's elections.
Now we are talking about the founder of America. The name of this
great man was George Washington. That is why there are places named
'Washington' all over the country. There are Washington Streets
everywhere. Of course when he was living, there were not so many
'Washingtons'. His namesakes proliferated after he died. It's fortunate
that he's not actually here haunting us, otherwise everybody would be
afraid of him.
Washington was a virtuous and intelligent leader whose emphasis
was on being a role model by means of personal example. In general,
citizens have always sincerely and heartily admired him. Although he
was a military man, he didn't oppress people with the power of his
army. Winning their hearts with virtue, he put his country and fellow
countrymen on the right track so that they could all live comfortably by
means of a satisfying occupation. With a suitable position and a decent
salary, people will have enough food and clothing, and they can sleep
well. If they do not have enough food to eat or clothes to keep them
warm, they will not "sleep tight." The best way for a national leader to
govern his country is to offer the basic citizens the basic security and
comforts of food, clothing, and shelter.
At that time Britain and France were both striving to colonize
Canada. It was a war of self-interest, a fight for self-benefit. Why is
there war in the world? It's because of conflict of interests. If everybody
would not fight, the world would be at peace. What is it that we
shouldn't fight for? We shouldn’t fight for advantages; but the human
race is greedy. They like fighting one another, seeking advantages,
cheating, being selfish, benefiting their own selfish interests and lying
to each other. Ultimately, what is it for? It is because of the word,
"interests." This word is very fierce. Whenever there are "interests,"
there is harm. Because of fighting for interests, one's countrymen suffer
seriously. That's what's been called, "Making the land devour human
flesh." When territorial disputes are the grounds for fighting,
slaughtered men fill the fields; when a struggle for a city is the reason
for the fight, slaughtered men fill the city. They "devour" human flesh
in a conflict of territory, only the devouring takes an altered form.
When Britain and France fought for the "fat piece of meat," Canada,
George Washington was in the British army. He was promoted to the
rank of lieutenant colonel because of his success in leading the fight.
The inflammatory situation was in the when Britain tried to acquire revenue
tyrannically by means of the Stamp Act and other revenue acts, so that
war broke out. Washington led others to fight and was elected
Commander. They declared war against Britain's oppressive injustice,
Inequality, and lack of freedom. The war ended in victory after seven
Most people who were chief commanders or generals would have
welcomed the prestige, power and position after a victory. But
Washington understood the philosophy of men, so after his commission
succeeded with glory, he followed Heaven's wishes and retreated to the
farm. He then retired and supported himself. He was neither covetous,
contentious nor acquisitive. He didn't fight the war for himself; he
fought the war for justice and equal treatment for all people of the
world. All his countrymen found him to be of such refined and upright
character and demanding nothing, so they elected him as the first
President. He organized the United States of America, laboring for a
well-ordered government. He established democracy, liberty and
equality for the people, and was re-elected as President for a second
term. I believe election was done by voting freely at that time. It
wouldn't be the same as now, when to be elected mayor requires tens of
millions of dollars. If buying a mayor's seat requires tens of millions of
dollars, how much would it take to be elected President? If it had
required that much to join the election, I believe Washington would
have had no such money-power to become a candidate for President.
Though I wasn't there two hundred years ago, I seriously believe that
the election that took place during that time was the fairest and most
aboveboard, and it would not have involved political influence like
George Washington retired resolutely after the second term. On
December 14, 1799, he left this world. In commemoration of his
contributions, Americans named the capital after him and he is
honored as The Father of the Country. Every year we celebrate his
A Verse of Praise says:
The customs of society are deteriorating.
The minds of people are not the same as in ancient times.
Heavens sent a great man to the world
To develop the territory and expand the frontiers.
He founded liberty,
And worked for the happiness of all
People lived comfort with plentiful goods.
Sources of materials were sufficient.
The customs of society are deteriorating. The minds of people are
not the same as in ancients times.
The customs of society becoming
worse and worse. People nowadays are skillful at being dishonest and
cheating. They are not as simple and honest as men of ancient times.
Heaven sent a great man to the world, to develop the territory and
expand the frontiers.
Heaven wants to change this world for the
better, so it sent a great man, a worthy and virtuous leader, to found the
United States of America.
He founded liberty, and worked for the
happiness of all.
He established equality and freedom for his
countrymen and worked for their happiness.
People lived in comfort
with plentiful goods. Sources of materials were sufficient.
People live peacefully with plenty of goods and provisions. Materials were
Another Verse says:
In accordance with destiny Washington was born.
He introduced the Republic of America.
He conquered the British army with justice.
He won the war for fair taxation.
He retreated at the peak of his success.
His virtue influenced his countrymen and he was re-elected.
He executed benevolent administration of law and order.
A true election system would last for a billion years.
In accordance with destiny Washington was born. He introduced
the Republic of America.
It was destined that Washington was born to
develop the Republic of America. When it was the right time Heaven
brought forth a man of talent.
He conquered the British army with
He advocated righteousness, and defeated the oppressive
He won the war for fair taxation.
He won because he
supported fairness. He disagreed with heavy taxation of his fellow men.
He retreated at the peak of his success.
He commanded the army and
defeated the British, yet he retreated with honor. He was not attached
to an unshakeable idea of being Chief Commander.
influenced his countrymen and he was re-elected.
His virtues moved
his countrymen and they elected him again to be President.
executed benevolent administration of law and order.
States is governed by three power-separated and cooperative branches:
the legislative, the executive and the judicial. They check and balance
each other and look to one others to practice good policy.
election system would last for a billion years.
An election that does not
require spending is a true election. If one has to spend money to buy
votes, it is a fake election. A fair and honest election system would last
for a long time.