Sunday, June 19, 2016

On Nathaniel Macon's Opposition in 1799 to a Statue of George Washington

a) He thought that it was too expensive ($200,000, which was a lot at the time). b) He feared that the final cost could potentially be several multiples of that (talk about being prescient; the fact that government programs almost always cost more than the initial estimates). And c) he thought that it was a dangerous practice to glorify our leaders.............A pretty smart fellow, I'd say.

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