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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Like his football fan comments but FDR? No freakin' way
    Yeah: Hoover had it all under control
    And Wilkie would've stopped Japan and Germany in their tracks....

    As long as we're OT, tell me who besides Abe Lincoln even comes close. Certainly no one in the 20th or 21st centuries.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker: M&T Sec 527 View Post
    Yeah: Hoover had it all under control
    And Wilkie would've stopped Japan and Germany in their tracks....

    As long as we're OT, tell me who besides Abe Lincoln even comes close. Certainly no one in the 20th or 21st centuries.
    Since we're talking the best Abe Lincoln is exactly who should be considered the best ever. I would pick Truman if we were just talking about 20th and 21st centuries.
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    Re: A Steelers Fan Who "Gets It"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Since we're talking the best Abe Lincoln is exactly who should be considered the best ever. I would pick Truman if we were just talking about 20th and 21st centuries.
    How can Washington not be considered the best if not close to a tie?




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Since we're talking the best Abe Lincoln is exactly who should be considered the best ever. I would pick Truman if we were just talking about 20th and 21st centuries.
    Truman did OK as an accidental president. But his Doctrine started us on 4 decades of spent blood and treasure in containment policy, much of that a true cluster f**k (e.g. Vietnam) as bad or worse than the welfare state begun by FDR (which I've found is why most people who dislike FDR dislike him). We'll leave it at Honest Abe and drop the subject. No worries.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Since we're talking the best Abe Lincoln is exactly who should be considered the best ever. I would pick Truman if we were just talking about 20th and 21st centuries.
    Um no Lincoln was a tyrant just like Qin Shi Huang.




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    Discuss Politics here, not on main Ravens forum.

    btw: the greatest US President in history was Ronald Reagan: Prosperity and brought down the Iron Curtain.

    Washington did little as a president, Lincoln was a tyrant.
    In a 2003 BBC poll that asked Brits to name the "Greatest American Ever", Mr. T came in fourth, behind ML King (3rd), Abe Lincoln (2nd) and Homer Simpson (1st).




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    T - How could Reagan be the best president when he raised taxes 13 times. After

    giving the biggest tax cuts in history in his first term, a year later he asked for 1/3 it back in tax hikes - 4 altogether and 9 more in his second term. He even
    said he had to compromise. The truth is, no peace time pres raised taxes more than Reagan. We crucified Bush for raising taxes but didn't do a damn thing to Reagan.

    Worst of all, in true socialist form, he created the most monstrous gov't agency since the IRS - the PPT. That was after the 87 crash which was the worse since
    29 til the 08 crash. That's the agency that prints money every day and no one knows exactly how much, no one. They send it to an off shore account in the
    Cayman Islands and then it goes to Goldman Sachs to buy up all the indexes. It
    also sets prices, particulary gold to keep the dollar from crashing.

    It goes to Sachs because it's CEO was Clinton's financial czar that expanded the PPT to include price fixing. Most people in the industry don't even know it exists.
    I know you didn't know. Not even my broker knows about it. We had a guy posting in here named Stealth Raven who is an investment banker explaining it and he wanted to know how I knew all about it. I read John Crudele.

    After it's creation in 88 it worked every year til the 08 crash when I lost my money but it's back up to 13,000 points. Wall Street can thank Reagan the
    Socialist for creating the PPT - all that after promising to streamline the gov't.
    In fairness to him, he did try to do away with the Federal Reserve Bank by invoking the executive order that Kennedy signed to disband it. Disbanding it allows the gov't to control
    the printing of money, not the Federal REserves which is a private bank with 12 branches
    and was put in by Pres Wilson after the Rothchilds of England financed his campaign.
    Afterward, he said he betrayed his country. Kennedy brought in $4B after invoking the
    order and was killed 5 months after signing it. The first thing LBJ did was recall the $$.

    __________________________________
    On that day President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order No. 11110 that returned to the US government the power to issue currency, without going through the Federal Reserve. Kennedy's order gave the Treasury the power “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars [photo 3rd on left] in the Treasury.” This meant that for every ounce of silver in the US Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation. In all, Kennedy brought nearly $4.3 billion in US notes into circulation.
    Five short months later, President Kennedy was assassinated, and upon assuming office, newly sworn in President Lyndon Johnson recalled all of the US notes Kennedy had put into circulation and making President Ronald Reagan the next to challenge the power of the Federal Reserve, but which abruptly ended with his near assassination on March 30, 1981 by the hand of the crazed son of former CIA Director, and then Vice President, George Bush’s closest friends and oil business backer John Hinckley Sr.
    President Reagan had pitted himself against the Federal Reserve over their refusal to lower the crushing interests rates they had imposed upon the American people during the US recession of 1980-1982 which was their greatest since the Great Depression, but after his near death quietly signed into law on September 13, 1982, H.R.6128 which became Public Law No: 97-258 that was written on the behalf of the Federal Reserve by little known US Congressman Peter Wallace Rodino Jr., with no co-sponsors, and made it illegal for any future American President to print on money for the American people.
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    And guess who wants to disband it now - OBY himself. He wants to print even more $$
    so he can give buyouts to college students. Maybe this Sec Service scandal and their
    incompetence and unprofessionalism of these agents is no accident? Hmmmmmm


    Like JFK who
    was killed 5 months after signing the order, Reagan was shot and almost killed after trying to invoke it. Maybe that's why he caved into creating the PPT.


    http://www.pinnacledigest.com/blog/r...-reagan-legacy

    Wash didn't to anything? He was the first President, a job no one ever had so he was in unchartered waters and did quite well. He kept the country out of war that was raging in Europe by designing the Jay Treaty which was signed by the British. It delayed the War of 1812 by 20 years.

    The British also abandoned their forts along the Great Lakes and traded with us which enabled Wash to pay off some of our war debts. Andy Jackson paid off the rest of it selling lands. It was the last time the US was debt free.

    He was offered a salary of $25,000 which was a fortune back then and lived on
    his own income from his farm. He could have been a dictator by taking over the
    gov't. He was a federalist and signed the bill for the first Central bank and
    put down the Whisky Rebellion marching on his former troops but nobody is
    perfect.

    His last act via his will upon death was freeing his slaves. Wash said the country
    wouldn't last a hundred years because of slavery. He was off by 10.

    He's often listed in the top 3 as best presidents in many polls.

    Lincoln was a tyrant but without it there would be two Americas. We wouldn't have defeated the Germans and possibly the Japs.
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    Trap, Reagan does have his flaws but he also has his successes. Largest and longest period of economic growth, some 21 million new jobs were created, (as T mentioned) the fall of the iron curtain, which he didn't cause but many would argue definitely assisted with. Some of those tax increase were because he was promised spending cuts in exchange, which never came. The main thing I liked about Reagan is he understood and articulated American exceptionalism and inspired Americans to be great. All that sad, he is towards the top of my list but I still have to put Washington #1

    One of my favorite things about Washington is he stepped down from the Office. Actually he did it twice. After the war the Continental Congress offered to make him King. This was before the Constitution was written. He turned them down. He also resigned his commission. The original Washington Monument is a statue of him doing just that.

    The second time was after his second term in office. He was tired and done with politics so he didn’t run again. Several of the “Founding Fathers” begged him to run a third time, they worried the country would fall apart without him. He died about a year later.

    Which you could possibly count as a third way he saved the country. Think about it, if he ran a third time, he would have won. If he won he would have died in office. If he died in office it would have set the example for presidents to stay in power until they die




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    Oh yea, Reagan had his successes to be sure and don't forget, he wanted to run
    for a 3rd term. Plenty of conservatives wanted him too. There were DEMs that wanted Clinton to run. He would have beaten W like his dad too.

    I just wanted to point out his
    socialism to Ted. Most conservatives don't even know he raised taxes 13 times.
    Eric Cantor didn't on 60 Mins. Lesley Stahl crucified him and showed him the cuts
    and Reagan saying he had to compromise.

    Like I said, he tried to disband the Federal REserves and was shot for it.

    He also brought down the Soviet Union. They were going broke so when Reagan
    came in with Mease who financed his campaign and pal Casey who became the
    CIA director, they said lets help their bankruptcy along. Our history is their future meaning they steal everything we make.

    Lets step up the defense spending and let them steal everything. They can't build it because they can't afford to. It will destroy it and that they did. That's what brought down communism but it cost us and thus the tax hikes.

    He built and deployed those Pershing missiles in Germany. Russia was scared to death of them. They could drop directly on top of the Kremlin. They built the
    new Abrahms tank with laser weapons. They built the stealth fighter planes and
    more B 1 bombers.

    But that created a lot of spending but Reagan gets credit for bringing down the Soviet Union and ending the Cold War but it cost us and led to the bad economy
    H. Bush got and why he had to raise taxes.

    Great points on Wash. Another interesting point was while he was Commanding General he saved the country's money. There were these caves in Kentucky which back then was part of Virginia. They were used by pirates to hide their gold and the Chereokee indians used them to hide in.

    Wash hid our gold there during the war so the British wouldn't find and steal
    it. There weren't that many banks back then-lol so our national treasure was
    hidden in caves.

    That's why Ft Knox was created and is located where it is. It's real close to where
    all those caves are where Wash hid all the gold. There's an entire army there to protect the gold and it takes an executive order to open the vault.

    The vault contains 3 times more gold than Russia, China, India and all of
    Europe.

    It all started with Wash.

    Great post NC.
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    It's funny when people claim that Lincoln was their favorite President and then they espouse the same rhetoric "He freed the slaves!"


    The emancipation proclamation was a strategic design to cripple the south. The intentions were never so pure and just as many would have us believe. In fact, historically speaking, many prominent southern families prior to the civil war were disgusted with slavery and were working to abolish it anyway. You don't ever read or hear about that though.

    We can also trace back the massive ineffectiveness of the centralized/federalized government to Lincoln as well. FDR really took it and ran with it, but Lincoln was the one who really made it what it is today. Then when you consider the number of drunk, weenie, pencil pushing Presidents after Lincoln who didn't do anything at all pretty much up until Teddy.

    Frankly, the greatest Presidents, IMO, was Teddy, & Jefferson.
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    How about worst?




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    Hell man, Lincoln completely disregarded the constitution so many times like when he surrounded the Maryland state house when they were about to vote on leaving with the
    south. Lincoln had to stop it. He would have been surrounded by the southern army. There
    were over 100,000 southern sympathizers in Maryland. There are former slave plantations
    near here in Harford County and Booth's farm which had slaves is in Bel Air up Churchville Rd.

    Then Lincoln arrested many of the legislators and some spent the entire war af Ft Mc Henry
    was was used as a POW camp during the war.

    LOL - If you go down to Annapolis state house, you will see a big plaque in the hallway,
    the same hallway that Washington graced with his appearances that says they were only
    gaining information to determine if they would leave. No vote was taking place.

    Yea, sure.

    Speaking of Booth, Lincoln was also shot and killed when he kept the Central Bank from forming. He said I have two great armies vs me. The southern army in front and the
    banks from behind.

    Not long after saying that he was assassinated and the strict steps he imposed to prevent a Central Bank were relieved by his successors.
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