OK, maybe he didn’t chop down the cherry tree. Maybe he did tell a lie or two. Still, George Washington spoke many wise words.
“There is a natural and necessary progression, from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of tyranny; and arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”
Lord God, may we pursue liberty instead of anarchy or tyranny or licentiousness. May we be neither arbitrary nor abusive. May we stand not on ruins of our own making, but on your solid foundation.