I stumbled across this, and thought, I wish I’d written this. In honor of our second president, H/T to The Shiela Variations.
Anyone who came after George Washington would suffer by comparison. Gandhi could come after Washington and the collective historical record would respond with a “Eh.” John Adams spent the rest of his life trying to reclaim some legacy for himself – but the Alien & Sedition Act kind of cast a shadow over everything (that lasts to this day – I have heard people bring it up NOW as a way to discount all the amazing things he did.)
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Happy Birthday To Our Second President | The Sheila Variations.