Few people realize that George Washington was originally from Texas --West Texas, to be exact.
The family had a lone mesquite tree in their yard. One day George cut it down. When his father came home, he saw the tree was cut down and asked George if he had cut down the lone mesquite tree. George said, "Father, I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the mesquite tree."
Whereupon, his father called out to Mrs. Washington, "Get packed, dear. We are moving to Virginia. George is never going to make it in Texas if he can't tell a lie."