Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Virginia Dynasty By: Lynne Cheney

Great little book.  This book covers the "need to know" of some of the most influential personas of this Country's founders.  Ironically, many were from Virginia.  I know, especially recently, that the founders get a bad rap.  Like in the book of Matthew (Matthew 7:1-2) “Do not judge other people. Then you will not be judged. 2 You will be judged in the same way you judge others. You will be measured in the same way you measure others" (NIRV) we see about judging others.  Even the wokest of the woke will be judge later in life by their actions or inactions today.  For all the bad things in these men, and there were some doozies, the good they did arguably outshine those bad ones.  

Cheney dives into each of these men's political lives.  Not a full biography of the same however there are plenty of books out there that will give you the upbringing of these remarkable men.  In full disclosure, I feel a connection to Washington more especially because he was a Freemason and one of the reasons, I myself became one.  As for the others, Maddison and TJ were my other favorites. Monroe, not so much.  He always seem to me to be like an SJW today.  Always upset and being passed over or not given all the attention.  That is no way diminishes his contribution.  But having my own presence with would be Washington, Maddison, Jefferson and then Monroe.  

The contribution from Virginia to These United States from the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, The Constitution and the many POTUS' it gave us, was incredible.  You will learn quite a bit from the book.  One of the things is that history does in fact repeat itself.  Much of what you saw in the last election, was something that was an issue to some degree during the founding of this country.  This is why I still have hope for this country.  

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking (September 22, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1101980044
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1101980040
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.5 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.55 inches

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