If you count Grover Cleveland for the two separate times, he was elected President of the United States (POTUS), there have been 45 people in history to ascend to this role. Often times seen as the most powerful person in the world. Actually 44 different people have been elected or in the case of Gerald R. Ford, selected, to be President.
A few others ascended to the role after the awful assassination of or untimely death of the then current President. William Henry Harrison was President for less than a month and died following sickness that came from a lengthy inaugural address in bitter cold and he refused to bundle up or shorten his presentation according to historical sources.
Our nation was founded under the concept that we would not create the monarchies of Europe. The founders sought a more balanced transition of power that allowed for the people to decide, not your blood line.
On February 18th, 2019 we will once again celebrate Presidents Day, having surrendered what used to be national holidays for Lincoln’ and Washington’s birthdays. Everyone can decide for themselves which they prefer. The idea is to pay respect to the people who shaped the nation and a philosophy of ideals that stand the test of time, at least for the most part.
There are people who want to radically change our way of life. Maybe that has always existed, and no doubt being challenged by anything that gets us out of our comfort zone keeps us focused on our mission.
The right to home ownership and private property rights are essential to our nation and our way of life. We are the beacon to which many in the world aspire. Despite our short comings people are still flocking from around the world to live the American dream. The dream is alive and well.
Let’s celebrate the goodness we enjoy while we work to make it even better for the next generations that come after us.
-Blake Vartanian CalDRE# 00871999
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