George Washington went home. That’s the greatest thing he did and is remarkable in human history. He was the man who kept the Revolutionary army in the field and whose integrity made the Constitution possible. Since Washington would be the first President, the Founders were willing to create a stronger presidency.
Washington knew everything he did was precedent for lesser men who would come later and so he went home after two terms. Nobody could break that precedent until Franklin Roosevelt and then the nation amended the Constitution to keep it from happening again.
Nothing - Man - Power
Nothing so becomes a powerful man than giving up power.
Thus a man must be induced to take office by wages in the guise of money, honors, or-in case he still resists-by threat of a penalty for...