“George Washington’s cleavage,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “regarding representing the Unrepresented, has a bad and good look to it ~ which shows his humanness.”
In an added posting to the summer series War Cry Heal Union (WCHU), George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport (RI) is noted for its political cleavage. In US Republic, Hebrews and George Washington’s Cleavage, hosted on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, the ins and outs of George Washington's ideas on citizenship are detailed through his words to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport.
“George’s letter has bad and good in it,” Brickner offered, “though that’s not the cleavage. The cleavage is in Washington’s mind; his letter provides a sense of his humanness and all that goes with it.”
“It’s a brief letter,” continued Brickner, “reflecting on Washington’s visit to Newport, the Revolution and the citizens of the new Republic.”
“Washington makes note of America’s ‘enlarged and liberal policy’ toward representation,” Brickner added; “The Hebrews were protected and counted as US citizens; that was new and it’s American. We highlighted the anti-Semitism of Europe in July’s Willy-Nicky Were Willy-Nilly Emperors posting; the tribe of Judah, as Emperor Wilhelm eerily noted, were not welcome in Europe; America said it was okay … which was new … in 1790.”
“Glean from George,” closed Brickner, “and then make it better; his high words regarding citizenship are an example of potential gleanings ~ just like America’s (constitutional) Republic.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is: A book on bridges (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.
Next on Ew Publishing’s WCHU: Emperor Napoleon, Palm and Hitler’s White Rose, posting on Tuesday, 26 August.