Jackson didn't even know what state he was born in (NC or SC?) - both claim him, but probably neither should.
I'm a right leaning American, yes
I'm a right leaning American, yes and the United Statss needs a President like him now
I'm a left leaning American, yes
I'm a left leaning American, yes and the United States needs a President like him now
I'm a right leaning American, no
I'm a left leaning American, no
I'm not from America, yes
I'm not from America, no
"Initially it was believed to be only a problem of the de-icing failing, allowing ice to accumulate. 78 were killed, and only 5 survived. PATCO insisted that air controller error was to blame, from the get-go, and this was initially met with skepticism. But the NTSB hearings that opened on March 1 exposed the fact that the air traffic controller who cleared the doomed jet for takeoff, a supervisor who had resumed controlling traffic on August 3, had also cleared an Eastern Airlines jet to land behind Flight 90 on the same runway before the flight was airborne. So there were definitely doubts, and incidents, that made everyone feel the new system was far more questionable."
"...In 1951 Mohammad Mosaddegh was elected prime minister. He became enormously popular in Iran after he nationalized Iran's petroleum industry and oil reserves. He was deposed in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, an Anglo-American covert operation that marked the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government during the Cold War.After the coup, the Shah became increasingly autocratic and Sultanistic. Arbitrary arrests and torture by his secret police, SAVAK, were used to crush all forms of political opposition....
...On 4 November 1979, a group of Iranian students seized the U.S. embassay and took 52 US citizens and embassy personnel hostage after the US refused to return the former Shah to Iran to face trial and execution...."
Knee-jerk anti-government sentiment is not a viable political philosophy.
If Reagan was President today and took the same positions on guns that he took in his lifetime - the right wing would despise him and he would be the target of their vitriol.
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
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Reagan was a great leader by way of his strong personality. He was like a father figure to us all. Behind the scenes, however, he was not so kind to the most of us. In the name of "tax code simplification", now renamed "income redistribution", Reagan eliminated all progressive tax brackets above 35%, all the way up to the top bracket of 93%, then imposed only on the highest of annual incomes, which were also inflation adjusted. Had he not succeeded in this act, the nation would not be suffering now and over the past thirty years from the increasing problem of income disparity. This is a lasting legacy that tarnishes an otherwise outstanding leader.