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  • George Washington

    23 21.50%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    5 4.67%
  • Abraham Lincoln

    19 17.76%
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    4 3.74%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    0 0%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    19 17.76%
  • John Kennedy

    1 0.93%
  • Ronald Reagan

    21 19.63%
  • Bill Clinton

    3 2.80%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    12 11.21%
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I've heard that from many conservatives that aren't elgible for it yet. Once they are elgible and take it, that talk is long gone.

    It's encouraging to see you say it NOW, but will you say it when you can draw it is another story. Good start none the less.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Probably GW considering he could easily have been King of the Americas by popular demand but chose to step aside for Constitution. Lincoln was the absolute worst. He broke our Constitution and we have never recovered. He killed the union of states.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Obviously Washington, the man set the Precedent for all Presidents including (without law requiring) the precedent for 2 terms of service, washington was so beloved he probably could have ran for a 3rd term, but thought it would create too much imbalance and create a populist president whom acts as a "Royal Figurehead" (Like FDR).

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Lincoln brought the Union back together and cemented the idea of "indivisible" that we now enshrine in the Pledge of Allegiance.


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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Probably GW considering he could easily have been King of the Americas by popular demand but chose to step aside for Constitution. Lincoln was the absolute worst. He broke our Constitution and we have never recovered. He killed the union of states.
    The idea of a "Union of States" was over with or without Lincoln. Without Lincoln, there would be no United States today. Everybody makes the wrong-headed assumption that there would be 2 countries, when the reality is that it would probably be at least 5. There would be nothing stopping any other states from seceding, and there's no way the Confederacy would have lasted without 2 or 3 states leaving.

    I think it's funny that the right now talks about how they are all in favor of states seceding in one breath, then call themselves the "Party of Lincoln" in the next. Like there's no contradiction between those two statements.


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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Just as you pointed out, there are things that all the presidents on that list did that were controversial. I chose Jackson because he showed we could live debt free. He has been the only one to ever do so. And we are paying the price today for not having more like Jackson in regard to spending. You cite those you could not support because of some form of slavery or internment. But national debt the size we now carry enslaves every taxpaying citizen. We are now at the point we struggle to come up with the money just to make interest payments let alone pay it down. And it will be a trail of tears for generations not yet born if something isn't done quickly.

    But Jackson was not the only president to balance the budget.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    This is a toss up for me between Washington and Lincoln. Washington set the tone of the Presidency but Lincoln's management of the war and keeping the Union intact was an act of unparalleled leadership. I usually give it Lincoln but it's really too close to call for me.
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    But I'm not talking balanced budgets Social Democrat but rather national debt. Now certainly a balanced budget would keep deficits down that add to the debt. Jackson paid off our national debt in 6 years and was the only president to do such a thing. That's why I picked him because it spoke to a real crisis we face today. I admire Washington, Lincoln, Reagan Jefferson, Madison all for different things too.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Who has been our greatest President?

    As President, not other times and aspects of their life.
    Washington for sure is number one. Probably Lincoln second and FDR third. In my book these three are the greatest presidents ever. None of the rest comes close.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    how in the hell did Woodrow Wilson get on this list?

    I mean, I would ask the same of FDR, but I already know why he is on the list....for the same reasons Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer prize.

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