No Bonuses for George

April 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm (By Miles Lascaux)

“When I was first honored with a call into the service of my country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution I have in no instance departed; and being still under the impressions which produced it, I must decline as inapplicable to myself any share in the personal emoluments which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the executive department, and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the station in which I am placed may during my continuance in it be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require.”

From George Washington’s First Inaugural Address, Thursday, April 30, 1789. One Two hundred and twenty years ago today.

-Miles Lascaux

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2 Comments

  1. Icepick said,

    From George Washington’s First Inaugural Address, Thursday, April 30, 1789. One hundred and twenty years ago today.

    One hundred?

    Forget it, he’s rolling.

  2. Callimachus said,

    My bad. I’m living in the past in my dreams.

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