• I think George Washington would be proud of our civil rights progress as a nation. If he was caught up to speed, that is. He'd see it as the furthering of our founding ideals of a free and just nation. Now, I'd really like to hear what he had to say about the Patriot Act...
  • Fascinating question. I think he'd be surprised that a black man could rise so far in our society, and (unfortunately) also at his intellect. (I don't know whether he allowed his slaves to learn anything; I think it was later that teaching slaves to read and write became illegal in some places.)
  • You're obviously talking about Obama. He's not "black".
  • George Washington's slaves were freed after his death in 1799. He presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1789 before becoming President. I think Washington would be very impressed to see how far we have come in the nation's history to have a black running for the presidency. America is now the oldest republic in the world and Washington would be amazed to see that The Bill of Rights is working as it was intended to do so.
  • I think he'd be more incensed about the easy invasion of illegals and the lack of action to protect our borders by the federal government.
  • I am not sure if that is reason enough to make George Washington rolling in his Mount Vernon's grave -- But listen closely, that’s the sound of ALL the preceding presidents spinning collectively in their graves since January 2001.
  • Why would he be "rolling in his grave" because a black man is a canditate for president? Wow Racism is sooo last century
  • He might also be surprised that a woman is a candidate. Women couldn't even vote back then.
  • No, if he lived in this day and age he would be happy that we had moved beyond race. He may have acted differently then because he was raised in a different society were slavery was acceptable, but it is known today that it is wrong to own or be prejudice against people based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. If you want to berate Barack Obama do it on the basis of his platform not his color or even his parents national origin.
  • rolling? he's likely doing flip flops.
  • Dunno about rolling in his grave but he'd be pretty shocked that a black man and a woman are the top 2 contenders. Neither had the vote in G's day.' I honestly don't know what he would think. I suspect he'd more surprised at Clinton. Women were the frail, weaker, fairer sex in his day.
  • No. I don't think he would. But you know seeing 200 years into the future is a difficult thing. I think he'd be more upset about the anti-American things the Bush admin. has done and that our current president is pardoning himself for war crimes.
  • Im not an Obama supporter, but who the fuck cares about George Washington now, yea hes the father of the country that great and all. He is nothing special, btw he has syphillis and had many illegitimate children with slaves
  • I think that he is probubly "rolling in his grave" about alot of other things besides that.
  • No. Somewhere his spirit is happy. "As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." George Washington
  • No one can really answer such a question. All answers will be/are a reflection of the AB'ers personal politics, beliefs, background, education, economics, religion, etc., etc., ...... !
  • Washington wouldn't be surprised because our first leader was a black man. John Hanson was the first president of the Continental Congress. He came along before Washington was made President of the United States.

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