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Best President of All Time?

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posted on May, 14 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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So I've recently been debating with my friends about who the greatest president of all time was. I've heard Ronald Reagan, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln. There's compelling arguments for almost every president, but who do you all think the greatest president was?




posted on May, 14 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: TauOmicron

President Reagan or President Lincoln.

(I wonder how many will say Trump...lol).



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: TauOmicron

George washington.

Takes real guts to tell your dad you cut down a tree.

Speaking of that... why is that stupid story in school history books? Who cares if dude cut down a tree?



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:02 PM
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Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt

I always liked the expansionists/nationalists. I can whittle my list to four, then it gets tough.

a reply to: TauOmicron



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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Any within the last 50 years need not apply, frankly. I'd say JFK, but to be frank, he wasn't in office long enough to make that assessment. He was only in office for two years...

Before him, I would say you'd have to look at someone like FDR or Abraham Lincoln.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: TauOmicron

Well, no one can really compete with Washington to be honest. I mean he stepped down from a third term to give others a chance. And even at that people still voted for him in numbers.

I personally admire TDR.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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Maybe the question should be "who was the best president of their time?"



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
Any within the last 50 years need not apply, frankly. I'd say JFK, but to be frank, he wasn't in office long enough to make that assessment. He was only in office for two years...

Before him, I would say you'd have to look at someone like FDR or Abraham Lincoln.


Reagan helped to pull the country out of a recession and played a huge role in ending communist rule in Eastern Europe.

I would say that was quite an accomplishment.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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Best President of All Time?

Not the one in the icon for this forum.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: TauOmicron

Washington gets my vote. He was basically offered a regal realm and voluntarily ceded power. Perhaps the first person in recorded history to do so. His quiet leadership not only helped to solidify the revolution but also the fledgling nation. If he had failed at any number of times to think beyond himself and to the best interests of his nation, then perhaps we would've had to wait another century or so for democracy to grace the earth.

A close second is Lincoln. He was a man who loved the law and the constitution but realized that both had to be sacrificed to save the Union. He also sacrificed most of his personal life, great animosity from many people and still succeeded. If any President was ever to become a saint, it would be Lincoln.

Third, for me is Teddy Roosevelt. He cared for the little guy, he was the first environmentalist, and he was a bad ass.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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Andrew Jackson was a true badass the likes this country needs more of. A man that had no fear and would not hesitate to accept a challenge to a life or death confrontation in a heartbeat. The USA needs more leaders with brass balls like Mr. Jackson.

Trump is most certainly a close runner up, but only because he has not participated in any life or death duels.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 11:04 PM
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I like Nixon, Obama, boy Bush, and Hillary



















To burn in hell
edit on 14-5-2017 by Jimmycrackerson3 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 11:54 PM
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From a personal economic standpoint, I made enough money during the Clinton administration to retire at 40.

I long for those years of where almost everyone had tons of disposable income and spent like fiends.

GWB wasn't bad until the war started then that sucked all the extra dollars from the working man and gave it to the war profiteers.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
From a personal economic standpoint, I made enough money during the Clinton administration to retire at 40.

I long for those years of where almost everyone had tons of disposable income and spent like fiends.

GWB wasn't bad until the war started then that sucked all the extra dollars from the working man and gave it to the war profiteers.


We agree....

It took a few thousand posts, but we're there now



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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I'd say Reagan, as compared to what we've had since was decent, but I don't consider him as "great" as many seem to. Of course, that's my prerogative. I will say that Bush Sr., Bill "Slick Willy" Clinton, Georgie boy Bush and Barack Obama don't measure up very well with Reagan.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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Double post.
edit on 15-5-2017 by SpeakerofTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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Best:

1) T. Roosevelt
2) Jackson
3) Washington
4) Jefferson
5) Reagan
6) Grant
7) Taft
8) G.W. Bush
9) Truman
10) Eisenhower

Worst:
1) Lincoln
2) A. Johnson
3) Clinton
4) Nixon
5) F. Roosevelt
6) Obama
7) Madison
8) Coolidge
9) Hoover
10) Polk

That's the top 10 and bottom 10, I figure the rest don't matter much historically speaking. Especially since 9 out of 10 people in America could not name another 5 of the remaining 25 (and that is assuming they know the name Trump).



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:25 AM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
Andrew Jackson was a true badass the likes this country needs more of. A man that had no fear and would not hesitate to accept a challenge to a life or death confrontation in a heartbeat. The USA needs more leaders with brass balls like Mr. Jackson.

Trump is most certainly a close runner up, but only because he has not participated in any life or death duels.


Too bad the only one of his journeymen/apprentices that survived to become president was Polk. The other two, Crocket and Bowie, both died at the Alamo.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:37 AM
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I have a hard time understanding why Woodrow Wilson does not sit in your worst presidents list. He blessed us with the Fed, and even lamented to the public signing it in. I thought we universally despised the Fed and IRS around here, didn't we?? That should include the bastard that signed it into law even if he had nothing to do with actually drafting the legislation.

I will assume you simply overlooked this.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:48 AM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: JDeLattre89
I have a hard time understanding why Woodrow Wilson does not sit in your worst presidents list. He blessed us with the Fed, and even lamented to the public signing it in. I thought we universally despised the Fed and IRS around here, didn't we?? That should include the bastard that signed it into law even if he had nothing to do with actually drafting the legislation.

I will assume you simply overlooked this.

No, he was at 10 until we got Obama.



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