View Poll Results: Was James Polk a good President?

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    Was James Polk a good President?

    Was James Polk a good President?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Kicked off the Mexican wars.

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Depends on weather or not you like Texas or think that you would be better off if it were still part of Mexico.

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Well, he was pretty good looking. I love his long flowing locks. Wasn't he behind the first postage stamp?

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    I'm of the opinion that slavery and imperialism are bad, so no. Most presidents before Lincoln have to exceptionally good to generate a positive rating from me, given that the vast majority of either supported the slave trade or ignored it, which is essentially support for it.

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    I'm of the opinion that slavery and imperialism are bad, so no. Most presidents before Lincoln have to exceptionally good to generate a positive rating from me, given that the vast majority of either supported the slave trade or ignored it, which is essentially support for it.
    Can't really blame them for not wanting to cause a civil war and have the country split apart. Also they really couldn't done anything because the anti-slavery politicians of the time didn't have control of the Senate.

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Was James Polk a good President?
    I've always liked him. He has his faults, as do all of our presidents, but his ability to set down what he was going to do and then actually do it is a trait that has not been found in many of them.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    In context of the time, yes, one of our better ones.
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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Was James Polk a good President?
    better than anonymous polls



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    Re: Was James Polk a good President?

    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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