It has always amazed me how humble George Washington was. When you think about what he did and the example he set, it is mind blowing. Many people wanted Washington to become the monarch of our new nation, which he declined. Many people wanted him to stay on as President for a 3rd term. He declined again. It would be like Frodo going to Mount Doom and actually choosing to throw he ring in. He had the chance at power, but out of humility and his sense of duty to liberty, he set the precedent that has endured of voluntarily laying down power.
Contrast this humility with the arrogance of an FDR. Instead of laying down power after two terms, he convinced himself that he had all the answers for an ailing US and won an unbelievable 4 terms. That is as close to a monarchy as we have had. I don't want to smear his war record, but on the domestic front, we are still living with the nightmare programs he created. Now fast-forward to today. We have a new President cut from a more expensive cloth as FDR. It is his first term, but the way he approaches things, I'm sure he will be calling for the repeal of the 22nd amendment, just as mayor bloomberg is doing in New York. Power is in the people, give it up.