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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The people as a whole have no right to the land that the individual owns. If the people want control, then the people can buy it from the individual.
    I would agree if an "individual" ever truly owned land. In my opinion, as long as there is a property tax on land and vehicles, we merely rent from the government.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I would agree if an "individual" ever truly owned land. In my opinion, as long as there is a property tax on land and vehicles, we merely rent from the government.
    That's the way it seems like since we allow ourselves to be subject to zoning laws, property taxes, eminent domain, etc. We have allowed the government to infringe on our property rights.

    But then you get into a discussion of the role of government in people's lives which is a little beyond the scope of this discussion.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Then maybe these projects should be planned better beforehand to avoid problems like grumpy old men.
    Here I agree.
    Even today there is an abyss between the people and the governments.
    Many in government are poor communicators and have a bad attitude.
    But far too many people will not participate in government, nor even vote.
    They just care about themselves and have no interest in the welfare of their area nor state..
    Quite the problem..

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    What do you consider FDR's gravest mistakes?

    Poll is multiple choice. Vote for all that apply.
    his greatest hurt inflicted on this nation was creating a lapdog judiciary that allowed him and his party to completely disregard the limited nature of a federal government intended by the founders. He is most responsible for the out of control government and massive taxes and deficits we have today



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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    his greatest hurt inflicted on this nation was creating a lapdog judiciary that allowed him and his party to completely disregard the limited nature of a federal government intended by the founders. He is most responsible for the out of control government and massive taxes and deficits we have today
    I disagree, I think Obama is responsible.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    I wanted aall of the above option.
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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    You should have split up the 1st choice, because taking peoples gold was a bad move and devaluing the currency was an excellent move.

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    his greatest hurt inflicted on this nation was creating a lapdog judiciary that allowed him and his party to completely disregard the limited nature of a federal government intended by the founders. He is most responsible for the out of control government and massive taxes and deficits we have today
    He was pushing back, ironically, against Activist Judges who were denying his laws due to a nebulous and unfounded "Right to Contract" they found in the ninth amendment.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The people as a whole have no right to the land that the individual owns. If the people want control, then the people can buy it from the individual.
    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation"

    The bill of rights disagrees with you, buddy.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: FDR's Greatist Blunder

    Define just compensation. I've pointed out that market value is not just compensation since the property owner values his home more than market value minus the hassle of moving.

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