Monday, September 30, 2013

TO: Randolph County (WV) Schools

TO: Randolph County Schools
~~~ Terry George - Superintendent
~~~ Pam Hewitt - Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/Technology/Instruction (CTI)

~~~ Det. John J. Baeza, NYPD (Ret.)
~~~  Mark Lomax, Exec. Dir. National Tactical Officers Assn.
~~~ Sgt. Ron McCarthy, LAPD (Ret.)


As a resident and taxpayer of Randolph County, I am concerned as to whether or not the presidential farewell address of His Excellency: The Most Honorable George Washington is being taught to our students. If not, don't feel bad, it's not being taught to students in the affluent Montgomery County, Maryland --adjacent to our national capital and supposedly the finest in the state where I was enrolled prior to changing to private school-- either.

Now please, if I may, allow me to direct you to the U.S. Senate historian's page regarding that body's traditional reading of said address. There you will see that, in 1962, The Honorable Jennings Randolph of Elkins set a record for having taken his ever-loving time to verbalize those immortal words left by our National Father because of His Excellency's "solicitude for our welfare." I don't know who that hack, Paula Hawkins, was but my hunch is, is that she must've been in a hurry to get to some 5-star restaurant to meet with some corporate lobbyists over a $2500 lunch to discuss contributions for her upcoming campaign -- I don't know, only conjecture but, one thing's for sure, she obviously had no reverence for it since the historian says that she "tore through the text" in almost HALF the time Sen. Randolph took.

I am a D & E College alumnus and spent many, MANY hours in Jennings Randolph Hall when it was the library and its namesake was still in office.  If ONLY I had known then what I know now. I would have been able to embark upon my George Washington Farewell Address Revivification and Preservation Project with his assistance and oversight and, chances are, our country would a a LOT better off than it is now.

The online, interactive exhibit of the Gilbert Stuart's masterpiece Lansdowne portrait reveals it was intended to represent his delivering his farewell address to the American people which, tragically, has been all but forgotten by the vast majority of those who pose before the U.S. flag inside ornate buildings in the District of Columbia and elsewhere [**that is, if was ever taught to them to begin with**]

Now, I have no idea as to his state of mind at the time but, I am CERTAIN that Sen. Randolph would have been HORRIFIED by the fact that on 19th September 1996, there was absolutely no recognition whatsoever on the bicentennial anniversary of President Washington's immortal address by either the U.S. Government or media. The Washington Post, however, did have an article in their Home section about a replica barn then-recenly built at Mount Vernon. I later received a letter of apology from the chairman of the board.

This is especially tragic because, as The New York Times reported on its centenary commemoration, ``Dr. Thompson said that the farewell address had the moral force of an amendment to the Constitution and it should constantly be read in our public schools."

The article also reported that, ``Dr. White said that all good citizens are bound to recognize anew the debt the country owes to its founder. A thousand years will not dim the luster of the memory of George Washington."

Sadly it took less than a hundred.

In the course of writing this message, I found Sen. Randolph's obituary in The New York Times. Hence, I am compelled to share his words; ''I believe that our young people possess a great social conscience, are perplexed by the injustices which exist in the world and are anxious to rectify these ills."

With that, is my most humble request that you bring before the board at the next meeting not only the subject incorporating President Washington's Farewell Address in the general curriculum of all grades but also propose that a Jennings Randolph Memorial George Washington Farewell Address Public Speaking Contest {to see if his record can be approached, let alone broken} be initiated to promote civics and public speaking. Such would be more than appropriate since he headed the Department of Public Speaking and Journalism at D & E until his election to Congress. I can think of no better way to honor the memory of both Sen. Randolph and our National Father, can you? Of course, if any students, faculty, and/or parents want to help me with my project I could use all the help I can get because, at the moment, it is a one-man operation but SOMEONE has to stand up and honor that great man and there is no way I can back down from this effort.

Some years ago I hand-delivered to the local office of our state senator, Clark Barnes, this resolution I drafted along with extensive supporting documentation. To my astonishment and extreme disappointment, I received no response whatsoever for, as is clearly evident, much of my time and effort was expended on researching and preparing. In addition to our members of Congress, I am sharing this with some media as well as law-enforcement veterans with whom I've established contact and who are actively involved in improving our social conditions and public policy.

I will leave you with these closing remarks; when I was a child, right around the same time I learned "ABC..." and "1+1=2," I was taught about a man who was:

What about now? I'll tell you what about now; Nobody could be more relegated to the Ash-Dump of history than His Excellency has been. The Shame and Embarrassment from which I have been suffering as a U.S. Citizen since 19th September 1996 is up past my eyebrows and it has become unbearable. You know it is bad when Mount Vernon doesn't even recognize and celebrate the single most document to have come from his hand!

Thanking you in advance for your time and attention, I am

Sincere in commitment to this matter.

Wm. P. Perry

Thursday, September 19, 2013


HAPPY GEORGE WASHINGTON FAREWELL ADDRESS DAY, my fellow-citizens. Really SUCKS our government isn't lighting off fireworks at the Washington Monument National Monument, eh? What does THAT tell you?

Tells me that "cunning, ambitious, and unprincipledpoliticians who pose before the Colors of the United States of America inside ornate buildings in the District of Columbia are about as familiar with President Washington's final words to the American people as I am with quantum physics and how the alignment of planet Neptune's moons with those Jupiter have an effect on solar radiation upon the surface of Mercury in conjunction with intergalactic ionization from the nebula cloud in the constellation Romanus.

Click here for information on an honorable American

And here for a serious lapse in our national conscience

But not quite like this. One would think that something as important as this they would have the proper date on it ESPECIALLY since the issue was reported by the preeminent newspaper in our nation's capital the very year the Senate readings became an annual event. And for the State Department to have it wrong is an utter embarrassment! I can understand the Germans making the mistake --BUT AT LEAST THEY HAD IT TRANSLATED-- but our own department that represents our nation to the rest of the world? Really now!

But what to expect for a country and government that on the Bicentennial didn't so much as acknowledge its existence?

In comparison to TRUE Americans one century before

... true, blue Americans one hundred years before

and I am not about to put this on the back-burner, so sorry if I ruined your day but, if you have no respect and reverence for His Excellency: The Most Honorable George Washington then, quite frankly, you really have no right to be a United States Citizen.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013


From: Wm. Perry
To: multiple members of managment and staff
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:17 PM
Subject: 19th September - BOLD FACE RED LETTER DAY IN LIFE OF G.W.

Dear Fellow Citizens in charge of preserving the Legacy of His Excellency: The Most Honorable George Washington at his beloved home,

I wish to call to your attention to what I view as a glaring omission on your calendar for 19th September. Hey, I love beer and I love tastings but I think that there is something is amiss when no reference whatsoever is made to what renowned U.S. presidential historian, Richard Norton Smith in his book, "Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation," referred to as "A BRILLIANTLY DRAWN ROADMAP TO NATIONAL SURVIVAL ... INTENDED TO BE READ IN DISTANT TIMES." {I think I've seen it for sale in your bookstore so go check it out, please}

On page 277 in which he references Alexander Hamilton’s editorial assistance, the author states that he “dissented (the need to raise the issue of a national university), arguing that the Farewell Address was intended to be read in distant times” [pg. 281].

He later goes on to say that; “in defining the essence of American liberty as the people’s right to make and alter their fundamental charter, Washington captured in a sentence both the fluidity and permanence of true republicanism” [pg. 283]. [That sentence being, of course;  ``The basis of our political Systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government."]

I then found it rather disturbing that the tradition of annual readings in the House of Representatives had been abandoned in the 1970’s because they  ``... no longer had the time to listen, much less heed … No paper that ever came from his hand so thoroughly reflected Washington’s personal qualities of balance, restraint, and justice, nor his insights into the folly of emotionalism as a determinant of policy. Today, the Farewell Address is justly famed, not merely as the capstone of Washington’s political philosophy, but as a brilliantly drawn road map to national survival and a fully realized independence.” 

Your page on Alexander Hamilton makes no reference to the fact he assisted His Excellency in the editing of his immortal farewell address. Please follow this link for an authoritative analysis of farewell addressIt is the book that is referenced here.

Also I was most interested in watching the video [but it is malfunctioning] about establishment of central bank particularly since Andrew Jackson is the only high-level government official to give proper tribute to President Washington's Farewell Address in a brilliant farewell address of his own [paragraph 7-8] was a sworn enemy of private central banks [ref para. 19 onward] and a true "man of the people." His reverence for His Excellency was so great I must paste here;

The lessons contained in this invaluable legacy of Washington to his countrymen should be cherished in the heart of every citizen to the latest generation; and perhaps at no period of time could they be more usefully remembered than at the present moment; for when we look upon the scenes that are passing around us and dwell upon the pages of his parting address, his paternal counsels would seem to be not merely the offspring of wisdom and foresight, but the voice of prophecy, foretelling events and warning us of the evil to come. Forty years have passed since this imperishable document was given to his countrymen. The Federal Constitution was then regarded by him as an experiment--and he so speaks of it in his Address--but an experiment upon the success of which the best hopes of his country depended; and we all know that he was prepared to lay down his life, if necessary, to secure to it a full and a fair trial. 

Once upon a time, I would've been astonished that your online encyclopedia of George Washington did not have any reference to his final words to the American people as their first president --and posterity-- on how to conduct the affairs of the constitutional republican government he oversaw the creation of but, after my
  1. Having facilitated the correction of the U.S. Senate's long-standing errors and granting of my request that special exception be made to that body's strictly-enforced no-reading-material-in-the-gallery rule,
  2. Discovered the Washington Monument in our nation's capital is, in fact, an UNFINISHED PROJECT,
  3. Having found no reference to George Washington on the Bicentennial day of his farewell address other than a barn with which I'm sure you're familiar,
  4. As compared to the centenary celebration in 1896, The New York Times reported, ``Dr. White said that all good citizens are bound to recognize anew the debt the country owes to its founder. A thousand years will not dim the luster of the memory of George Washington."  Sadly it took less than a hundred. Washington Post 19 Sep 1896. The Saving the best for last, THIS one merits the GOLD MEDAL for it is what I call "proper and dignified observation" commensurate with its importance! 
  5. And how many times in human history do you think the chairman of the board of a major metropolitan newspaper has written --personally by hand, no less-- a letter of apology for something that his publication did or --in my case-- did not print?
  6. And lastly, some years ago I wrote to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police to point out to them how the War on Drugs conflicts with the principles of President Washington -- and that was BEFORE I discovered the Temperance Address of future president Abraham Lincoln of --also, coincidentally-- Springfield Illinois which makes it clear no uncertain terms he was an ardent anti-prohibitionist. This was their answer.
... pretty much nothing surprises me anymore as to how far the most important document to have ever come from the hand of our #1 Founding Father has drifted out of our national conscience and into the ash dump of history. NOT AS LONG AS THERE IS A BREATH OF AIR IN MY LUNGS! I do what I can to fill an enormous void because in this book, U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission Director General, Sol Bloom, declared that,  “Among the many valuable state papers of the nation,  two are most intimately connected with the Constitution.  These are The Declaration of Independence,  which opened the way for it,  and Washington’s Farewell Address on keeping in the path” [pg. 3-4]

Repeat: "... KEEPING IT IN THE PATH!"   

Quite frankly, I am a bit surprised the Farewell Address has slipped through your cracks for, some years ago, I had engaged in cordial correspondence with James Reese of your organization and he was most supportive of my efforts to restore what I consider to be one of the greatest masterpieces of word-crafting for the cause of liberty in history of human civilization to its proper level of prominence in the hearts and souls of the American people.

I will leave you with this to contemplate;  In 1896, The Evening Star was the predominant newspaper in our nation's capital. The editorial on 19 September read;

``That remarkable document should at all times be deeply interesting to every true American....

``There is so much of sound and pertinent advice in the Farewell Address that, in making extracts therefrom, one is embarrassed by excess of riches. It is a coherent and logical and heart-touching petition for the growth and nourishment of the most unselfish patriotism; IT SHOULD BE READ AND REREAD AND THOROUGHLY UNDERSTOOD BY EVERY BEING WHO PRIDES HIMSELF UPON LAWFUL POSSESSION OF TITLE OF AMERICAN CITIZEN."
(emphasis added -- not to mention "it should be read and reread and thoroughly understood by every being" who aspires to hold a position for which they will STAND BEFORE THE COLORS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SWEAR AN OATH TO ITS CONSTITUTION!)

Thanking you in advance for your attention to this matter, I am,

Respectfully yours
Wm. P. Perry