Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers Rules of Civility

Nobody Remembers

I was reading today that Nancy Pelosi called Mitch McConnell the “Grim reaper.” Name calling seems to be the favorite pastime of all the politicians now. They SAY President Trump started it. But, he only started if AFTER someone had called him dirty names.

Trump is ALWAYS a counterpuncher. And he has been called every bad name in the book. And still, both parties accuse the other party of being non-civil.

I was thinking about a book that George Washington carried around with him….social rules he abided by.

While the progressives are trying to erase and disgrace the images and memories of our founders, including probably the most beloved one of all, I thought I’d reach back into George Washington’s book that he carried everywhere with him:

It was called Rules of Civility: Here’s a few lessons our first President swore by: 

1st Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.

6th Sleep not when others speak,

22nd Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy.

35th Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensible.

40th Strive not with your superiors in argument but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.

109th Let your recreations be manly not sinful.

This little book is sold in most bookstores. It’s worth having in your library. There are so many good suggestions in this book it’s like the lost book of manners that nobody ever read but him.

President Washington would be appalled at the manners of our Congress. They have the manners of pigs at the trough, and for ANY of them to trash our first President is….almost…well…

Makes you want to say: We’ve come a long way baby!

(NOT)

September 19, 2019 - Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Dear Joyanna,

    I remember that book ~ We home educated our six children and that book was part of the curriculum! “Rules of Civility” definitely should be required reading for everyone, especially politicians, in my humble opinion!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. O

    Like

    Comment by Mrs. O | September 21, 2019 | Reply


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