As it was in 1779, so it is today . . .

A bit (edited for length) from Ron Chernow’s Washington:

While the Continental Army was still in New Jersey Washington was recruiting spies to work in New York. He needed funds to do it, so he tapped Robert Morris, a major financier of the day because he needed to bypass Congress, which couldn’t be trusted to keep secrets.

7 responses to “As it was in 1779, so it is today . . .

  1. things never change do they?

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  3. History just keeps on repeating itself.

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  4. Now there’s an idea! The Koch brothers know this strategy.

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    • I’m actually talking about being unable to trust congress to keep a secret . . . . but of course, as you so correctly point out, private money meddling has also been with us from the beginning.

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  5. Another reason to call him the Father of Our Country. (rim shot)

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