The first public office he held in the United States of America was President.
Fairness was his example, and personal integrity meant everything to him. (It may be myth but it is told that as a boy he cut down a cherry tree to the great dismay of his father. When his father confronted him, he told the truth and was met with his father's embrace for the telling; a son telling the truth meant more to the father than any tree.)
He wanted positive and cordial relations with the other nations of the world. And placed persons with conflicting ideas in his cabinet.
He understood what America was about, and what our Constitution meant.
When invited to be king, he said no.
His name was George Washington.
We'll soon celebrate President's Day, enjoying wonderful weather and temperatures in the high 70s. Join us when you can.
The author of this post is Tom Aposporos, a licensed real estate broker in both Florida and New York. In a business career of more than four decades, he also served as mayor of his home city, a commissioner in his adopted island city, and chaired a publicly-owned bank through a period of financial recovery. These experiences have enhanced his knowledge and have brought additional dimension to his real estate career.