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skybridge
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« on: August 11, 2005, 01:44:41 pm »

Federalist
Tough one. Washington.

Democratic-Republican
Madison.

Whigs
Zachary Taylor

Democrat
James Buchanan

Republican
George W. Bush
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 04:53:49 pm »

Why do you hate FDR?  He's not my favorite either, but I consider him to be one of the best presidents.
He had no regard whatsoever for the Constitution. He was responsible for the internment of the Japanese and for the court packing scheme. The New Deal did not achieve anything whatsoever, and was mostly unconstitutional anyway.

OK, I agree with you on the court-packing scheme and the Japanese internment.  That was taking it a bit too far.  However, although it didn't change the economic state of the country, the New Deal gave hope and confidence to thousands.  The CCC helped make our National Parks tourist-friendly and gave people jobs when they would have had nothing.  The dams built in the Northwest like Grand Coulee and the Tennessee Valley Authority gave electricity and power to many for the first time.  So the New Deal may not have pulled us out of the Depression, but it was NOT a waste.  

Some consider FDR to be near-Socialist.  To all those out there who think so, it could have been worse.  You could have had Huey "Every Man a King" Long elected as president in 1936.

Long might have been the best president ever.
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