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Old 11-10-2016, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by watchwolf49 View Post
Not only had Washington never held political office in a Republic ... no one had held office in a Republic ... no blueprint, no history, no one knew what the President was supposed to do.
Technically true but the colonies did have political offices. Washington spent 15 years in Virginia's House of Burgesses. He then spent time in congress before becoming president. There were various colonial governors and colonial legislatures before the revolution and similar offices after.