Fathers of Democratic Nation.
Indian Leaders Failed to Take Cue from George Washington.
George Washington, the gallant and victorious liberator of America, sprang a surprise when he declined to stand in the third election for the President’s post in 1796 despite winning 100% of the electoral votes in the 1792 election.
Historians think that he wanted to reveal to the world no one is indispensible under a republican set up. He also wanted to assert that the cause of liberty was larger than any single individual.
Legacy of George Washington (GW)
Maximum two terms of Presidency was continued for 150 years with the only exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. This tradition became a law in 1951. The legacy prevented the possibilities of any attempt to bring in monarchy or oligarchy. However, the tenure restriction is not applicable to congress members; a few senators are holding their office for 30 long years.