Yeah he really did, he really did say this. Oh wait, you're thinking our GW. No! No! No! This GW is the original and real deal. George Washington in his Farewell address before retiring to private life. http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/washing.htm He aslo said this in the same address: I wonder what he would be called today if he were around to utter such words? And him a general and all, he should know better! It's amazing how we elevate men like this to iconic status while totally ignoring what they wrote and said. And these are the guys who started the very thing that we are wasting away, what little is left of it!