View Poll Results: FDR's Greatest Mistakes

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  • Seizing people's gold and devaluing currency by 42%

    17 28.33%
  • Outlawing personal ownership of gold

    18 30.00%
  • Huge tax increases

    16 26.67%
  • Tax withholding

    13 21.67%
  • Creation of world's greatest Ponzi scheme

    20 33.33%
  • Minimum wage

    13 21.67%
  • Massive eminent domain seizures (TVA, Oak Ridge, etc.)

    14 23.33%
  • Agitating Japanese into bombing Pearl Harbor

    16 26.67%
  • Incarcerating Japanese-American citizens into concentration camps

    36 60.00%
  • Other (specify)

    15 25.00%
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Thread: FDR's Greatist Blunder

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Easily internment camps, when of the biggest atrocities in American history.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    The internment camps.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    So where do all you Ron Paul guys get your info from? Did his campaign just give out a book or something of random stuff to spout out? Half of your choices read like bullet points I get from EVERY SINGLE Ron Paul supporter. It's like a cult or something.

    Anyways, good job with the negative slate in the poll, but the Japanese camps were for sure his biggest blunder. Suggesting that he agitated the Japanese when there were in fact Japanese diplomats in D.C. at the time of the bombing (who themselves had no idea Tojo would order that) is also a huge misconception typically tossed around by the same people that like to talk about the moon landing not being real, Obama not being a US citizen (because Hawaii doesn't -really- count for a state right?), and a secret DaVinci Code style scheme to create 9/11.
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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Hmmm... since everything there with the exception of the internment camps, I see as a positive, I would go with trying to stack the Supreme Court. One of the worst things a President has ever attempted.
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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Hmmm... since everything there with the exception of the internment camps, I see as a positive, I would go with trying to stack the Supreme Court. One of the worst things a President has ever attempted.
    You mean you support eminent domain, one of the grossest abuses of governmental power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You mean you support eminent domain, one of the grossest abuses of governmental power?
    My only problem with eminent domain is when its used to build a walmart or something. If its essential infrastructure, than its probably a good thing.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My only problem with eminent domain is when its used to build a walmart or something. If its essential infrastructure, than its probably a good thing.
    There's just one problem with the idea though. The government pays you the market rate for that home. Here's the catch, if that money was worth what you value the house minus the labor of moving, you would sell yourself. As such, the property owner gets trampled upon by the government because the property owner NECESSARILY takes a loss. There is no way around this: the government always undercompensates the property owner.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    There's just one problem with the idea though. The government pays you the market rate for that home. Here's the catch, if that money was worth what you value the house minus the labor of moving, you would sell yourself. As such, the property owner gets trampled upon by the government because the property owner NECESSARILY takes a loss. There is no way around this: the government always undercompensates the property owner.
    That's probably true, but if its infrastructure, wealth in general is probably going to be raised as we have better electricity, roads, sewers, whatever.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    There's just one problem with the idea though. The government pays you the market rate for that home. Here's the catch, if that money was worth what you value the house minus the labor of moving, you would sell yourself. As such, the property owner gets trampled upon by the government because the property owner NECESSARILY takes a loss. There is no way around this: the government always undercompensates the property owner.
    In most eminent domain cases where the land in question is to be privatized, the company that stands to gain the land compensates the owners, not the government. In Louisville, where I live, UPS bought huge tracts of land and took over many neighborhoods in their expansion. They compensated the owners 20% above the market value of their property.

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