Today, we will let John Witherspoon give George Washington a break!
From "The Patriots Post"
"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue."
1776 - The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men
Reference: The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon, Miller ed. (140-1