Rate the Presidents Past

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Nov 25, 2007.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    It's easy to denigrate a sitting president and extol the virtues of a presidential candidate but I'm interested in which of our presidents, present or past, you think were "good" presidents and why.
     
  2. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    The four worst IMHO are as follows. In order.

    1) Abraham Lincoln

    2) George W. Bush

    3) FDR

    4) Bill Clinton

    The four best.

    1) George Washington

    2) John Adams

    3) Thomas Jefferson

    4) James Madison

    Why? They followed the Consitution.

    OGM
     
  3. Evenglischatiest

    Evenglischatiest Monkey+++

    Worst:

    1. Lincoln - Established the supremacy of the federal government over the state.

    2. Wilson - Established the supremacy of the banks over the federal government.

    3. FDR - Brought the concept of government transfer payments to America.

    4. Johnson - Began the current phase of pointlessly intrusive government.


    Best:

    1. Washington - The man who was begged to be King, twice, and refused.

    3. John Adams - Held most true to the Constitution.

    3. Jefferson - His only constitutional hiccup was Louisiana. All in all, a pretty good mistake.

    4. Harrison - While president, made no attempt what so ever to abridge our liberties.
     
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