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What the presidential candidates could learn from George Washington

Editors, Washington Examiner

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has a realistic shot at the Democratic nomination, is premised on the idea that one group of people is deliberately acting to harm the rest. Sanders does not simply complain that businesses and wealthier Americans are successful; he calls for the destruction of their capital in service of the people. Both Sanders and Trump must learn not to campaign based on the fear of others — especially not of fellow Americans. The next U.S. president will not match up to Washington, no matter how successful he is. But that doesn't mean our first president's example shouldn't inspire those who wish to lead us now. It can, and it always should.