Robert E. Lee’s daddy

History has its ironies, and American history is no exception. Fellow Virginian and Congressman Henry Lee III eulogized George Washington, who went to great strides to preserve the young republic, including refusing to be named king and remain president for a 3rd term. Henry Lee III’s 5th child was the famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who we all know led the rebellion against George Washington’s American republic.

Here is Henry Lee III’s famous eulogy:

“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting…Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues…Such was the man for whom our nation mourns.”

Bust of George Washington, who appears to be more like Emperor Caesar Georgus Washingtonius, the first emperor of the American empire.
Hail Caesar Georgus Washingtonius

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