George W. Bush Should Be Known More Than Just In Politics


President George W. Bush giving his inauguration speech

Written by Kylee Harrell

The 41st President of the United States, George W. Bush died on Nov, 30th, 2018 from a form of Parkinson’s disease at his home in Houston, Texas.

At 18, President Bush enlisted as a second-class seaman in the Navy’s flight training program.  He was the last of the World War II generation to occupy the oval office.

President Bush served as an ambassador two the United Nations, a two-term congressman from Texas, chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Vice President under President Ronald Reagan.

10th grader Julia Hubbuch believes, “You should look at a president as a whole person because, you don’t know who they are just by being president”. These are just the few major things Bush has done for our country. Even though people have  different opinions about our presidents such as him, as a country it is important to bond over an incredible service someone has given to our country of their duties as an American and a President.

Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, affected President Bush’s health in recent years. Before the former President’s passing he was frequently admitted to hospitals. With treatment, he was told he would live longer than expected, but in April 2018, Bush was informed of a disease that had spread to his blood which would be a leading factor in his death.

English musician, songwriter, singer, and known lead guitarist for the band Queen leads an Instagram picture with a powerful caption, “…It seems more and more true to me that whether or not you agree with their politics and their position on all matters, if there is a decency and honesty to their character, you can rightfully respect and even love love them…” in regard to the death of George W. Bush.

Although his death had a negative output on our society, his death brought us all together as a nation. Bush once said, “America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.”