If the State of the Union Address Were Written the Night Before by a High-School Sophomore
George Washington once wisely said, “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” As you might know, Mr. Washington (1732–1799) was the first President of this great nation of ours, the United States of America (or “the U.S.A.,” as it is sometimes called). Washington was super-influential — not one but in fact two states (Washington and Washington, D.C.) were named after him, as was George Washington University, where, incidentally, my Uncle Rob went to school. It is now 2015, and the United States of America, the country that Americans call home, is two hundred and thirty-nine years old. While we have made great progress in some areas, there are other areas in which the grand nation that is America could do better. This State of the Union address will address the union about the state of the economy, foreign policy, and the general state of this country.