Category Archives: Precedent


Revolution! Revolution! Freedom
And Liberty trumpeted Providence—
Wartime’s gallant paladin braved treason:
Washington, a seer hip to precedence.
Mounted amid the crossfire he assailed,
Missiles fanned about Fortune’s instrument—
Victory at Yorktown, a hero hailed:
Vanquisher abdicates—sets precedent.
Suffrages all for his Presidency—
Aegis of domestic tranquility—
Palmed incumbent yields for precedency—
To vine and fig tree of felicity.
Farewell Address—entreats constituents
To behoove the Precedent President.

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