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  Who's your least favorite president from each party? (search mode)
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Emsworth
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« on: August 11, 2005, 02:36:10 pm »

Federalist
John Adams

Jeffersonian Republican
John Quincy Adams

Whig
John Tyler

Democrat
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Modern Republican
Abraham Lincoln
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Emsworth
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 04:15:57 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.
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Emsworth
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 04:29:07 pm »

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.
It may not have been a waste, but it was not the business of the government to "steal from the rich and give to the poor."   

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Yes, it could have been worse, but that doesn't justify FDR's actions.
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