View Poll Results: Most anti-libertarian President?

Voters
55. You may not vote on this poll
  • Abraham Lincoln

    10 18.18%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    6 10.91%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    20 36.36%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    0 0%
  • Lyndon Johnson

    1 1.82%
  • George W. Bush

    7 12.73%
  • Richard Nixon

    2 3.64%
  • Herbert Hoover

    2 3.64%
  • Barack Obama

    4 7.27%
  • Other

    3 5.45%
Page 1 of 17 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 167

Thread: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

  1. #1
    Professor
    Bigfoot 88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    12-01-15 @ 06:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    2,027
    Blog Entries
    1

    Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    This is a poll on the President whose time in office was the most opposite to libertarian ideas and principles.

    EDIT: Anybody can vote, not just libertarians. If you are not sure what exactly constitutes libertarian, check out this site: http://www.libertarianism.org/
    Last edited by Bigfoot 88; 06-14-12 at 05:26 PM.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

  2. #2
    versus the world
    Surtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The greatest planet in the world.
    Last Seen
    06-10-14 @ 03:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,017

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    This is a poll on the President whose time in office was the most opposite to libertarian ideas and principles.
    So where's the poll?
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

  3. #3
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:53 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,828

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Perhaps they first have to define which type of libertarian they want as the model?
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  4. #4
    Professor
    Bigfoot 88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    12-01-15 @ 06:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    2,027
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    So where's the poll?
    At the top.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

  5. #5
    Professor

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    08-19-14 @ 02:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,824

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Thomas Jefferson. Libertarians want to form a Hamiltonian elite of self-indulgent, upper-class, paper-empowered greedhead parasites.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:53 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,828

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    I proudly cast the opening ballot. Unsing the right libertarians here as the guiding rubric - FDR should take this in a romp. The right wing libertarian crowd has made it a cause celebre to say bad things about FDR at every opportunity. Even when the opportunity is not there, they will create one as evidenced by polls such as this one.

    So yup -its my favorite prez Franklin Delano Roosevelt tht stands as the opposite for (at least) right wing libertarianism.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  7. #7
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Thomas Jefferson. Libertarians want to form a Hamiltonian elite of self-indulgent, upper-class, paper-empowered greedhead parasites.
    As opposed to what? You? Who apparently want nothing more than to spout off hyperbole and nonsense?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  8. #8
    Professor
    Bigfoot 88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    12-01-15 @ 06:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    2,027
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I proudly cast the opening ballot. Unsing the right libertarians here as the guiding rubric - FDR should take this in a romp. The right wing libertarian crowd has made it a cause celebre to say bad things about FDR at every opportunity. Even when the opportunity is not there, they will create one as evidenced by polls such as this one.

    So yup -its my favorite prez Franklin Delano Roosevelt tht stands as the opposite for (at least) right wing libertarianism.
    I didn't create the poll specifically to bash FDR, but he is in my top 3, behind Wilson(whom I voted for), and Lincoln.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

  9. #9
    Pontificator
    iliveonramen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    On a Gravy Train with Biscuit Wheels
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    9,166

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    FDR and Lincoln have to be the 2 biggest "anti-libertarian" Presidents. I can't think of 2 other Presidents that have strengthened government as much.

    2 of the most popular presidents in history as well
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

  10. #10
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,039

    Re: Most anti-libertarian Presidents

    How can Lincoln be anti-Libertarian? The man single handedly ended slavery as an institution in the US. Not sure how you can argue somebody is anti-Libertarian when they removed the very antithesis to Libertarianism from the US landscape.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

Page 1 of 17 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •