Washington defined the Presidency. He imagined it as an office of high honor and grave responsibility. Here he offers 17 Rules of Presidential Behavior.
Labor to keep in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
There are moments when it is wise to look back from whence we have come. Donald Trump’s recent tantrum in the Oval Office, his symphony of tweets, and his penchant for personal attacks and questionable alliances-all echoed in the media, on Capitol Hill, and across the nation-suggest that it is worth revisiting the first president’s “firm opinion” that those who follow him are bound by duty to behave at all times in a civilized and decent manner.