Phyllis Schlafly passed away this week at the age of 92. She was the matriarch of the pro-life movement. It might be safe to say that the national Republican Party would not even have a pro-life plank in its platform without the influence of Phyllis Scholarly.
Founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis was possibly the most influential woman of her era. She was a modern-day Abigail Adams. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, scholar, freedom fighter, and role model.
Sadly, the last few months of her life were enmeshed in betrayal and attack--not from her enemies, but from her so-called friends and even from a family member. They were angry with Phyllis because she publicly supported Donald Trump for President and not Ted Cruz. They were so vindictive and hateful that they attempted to wrestle control of Eagle Forum away from her over it--even to the point of taking Phyllis to court. The attacks against Phyllis from her so-called friends--especially at her age--may have directly contributed to her sudden demise. No one but God will ever really know.
She urged Wisconsin voters to reject Neocon House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary election).
Phyllis was America-First.
SEPTEMBER 28th CONFEDERATE COURT CASE
The court dispute over four New Orleans monuments honoring WBTS figures will be heard by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 28. The court recently set the date in a case that pits City Hall against the SCV and supporters of the monuments. The City Council voted for removal in December, leading to the court fight.
Assemblyman Defends Display of Confederate Flags
A price is being paid for freedom of speech in Lake Arrowhead, where a group of high school students displaying Confederate flags on their pickup trucks have suffered a backlash of vandalism, harassment and violence, police and witnesses said.
Twin Peaks assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who came to the defense of the students during a Sept. 1 Rim of the World Unified school board meeting, said that is the price to pay in a country where freedom of speech is a constitutional right.
"Freedom is risky," Donnelly said in a telephone interview. He said the students flying the Confederate and American flags staked in the backs of their pickups are model citizens. Some are enlisted to serve in the military, he said.
During the Sept. 1 school board meeting, Donnelly said the issue was being debated better there than in the state Legislature.
Donnelly said, "The right to not be offended does not exist in our Constitution."
"The right to free expression, the right to freedom of speech, is inculcated and enshrined in the First Amendment along with the freedom of the press and the freedom of religion," "If we start making offensive behavior, or music or symbols the arbiter, then we have granted a heckler's veto."
Lawrence King, assistant superintendent of personnel for the Rim of the World Unified School District, said no more than 10 people, including parents and students, have complained about the flag displays since the students began parking their pickups in the high school parking lot when the school year began in mid-August.
About 7:30 p.m. July 28, Kenard McLaughlin, 67, of Cedar Glen was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino after he drove his truck toward a group of teens and young adults displaying the Confederate and Donald Trump flags in the beds of their pickup trucks in the Stater Bros. parking lot at 28200 Lakeside Road, said Gilbert Flores, spokesman for the Twin Peaks sheriff's office. "The argument started over the Confederate flags. McLaughlin said it was a racist flag, and the argument escalated from there," Flores said.
Words were exchanged between McLaughlin and the group of teens and young adults, said Flores, who would not identify any of the adults because they were victims of an alleged crime.
"He got into his vehicle and sped toward the group," Flores said of McLaughlin, adding that McLaughlin was reportedly traveling about 25 mph.
A witness who had a concealed weapons permit and was carrying a gun pulled his weapon and pointed it at McLaughlin, stopping him and making a citizen's arrest. Police were called and McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of attempted assault with a deadly weapon, Flores said. McLaughlin posted bond on a $25,000 bail and was released from custody, Flores said.
District Attorney spokesman Christopher Lee said Wednesday in an email that the case was sent back to the sheriff's office for additional investigation.
Reached by telephone Wednesday, McLaughlin declined to comment.
Christel Gomez, the parent of one of the July 28 victims - a 17-year-old senior at Rim of the World High School - said her son and his friends were helping a man jump-start his truck when they were confronted by McLaughlin. "They tried to explain what the flag meant to them, but he kept telling them it was racist and continued to yell at them," Gomez said. She said the man who pulled the gun on McLaughlin was the man her son and friends were assisting.
The harassment continues, Gomez said. Over Labor Day weekend, she said someone kicked a doughnut-sized dent in the passenger side door of her son's pickup. The same day, a friend of her son's also displaying the flags had the oil drained from his pickup. Not knowing the oil had been drained, he drove his truck to school for wrestling practice, Gomez said. "His oil light came on. A guy came and towed the truck from the school. God knows what kind of damage that caused," Gomez said.
On Sept. 2, the Twin Peaks sheriff's station received a call from the parent of one of the students displaying the Confederate flags in his truck, informing deputies his son had been tailgated by someone and then flipped off, Gomez said. He said the man's son was not threatened. "It seems like he just wanted to document the incident in case anything happened in the future," Flores said.
The ACLU SoCal insists that the Confederate flag is a symbol of hate and intolerance which celebrates a war fought to keep people in bondage and terrorizes the descendants of the enslaved. And at the same time, it is ACLU attorneys defending the students right to free speech by displaying the flag.
San Francisco school board president calls for the renaming of schools
George Washington, the first American president, has his face on the quarter and the $1 bill. So many things are named after him - counties, towns, mountains, bridges, lakes and countless schools.
But the president of the San Francisco School Board, Matt Haney, wants to change the names of any of the city's schools that are named after slave owners such as Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
"We should rename Washington High School after San Francisco native, poet and author Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou High School. No schools named after slave owners," Haney wrote on his Twitter account Sunday.
He said he got the idea Sunday after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during two NFL preseason games.
George Washington High School, Haney said, has a mural of Washington.
"I'm ashamed that mural is there," Haney said.
School names often have led to heated debate in California and across the country.
In a phone interview Wednesday, Haney said, "We want to make sure the full diversity of our community is reflected."
Haney said he has receive mostly positive feedback, though some people have taken issue with his focus on George Washington.
Haney said he plans to introduce the resolution before the end of the month.
Donald Trump Has Resurrected a Confederate Worldview
BY IAN MCCREDIE
Trump has led white working-class America into a state of war.
Donald Trump claims that he has resurrected the voice of the industrial-age white working class who still cling to the conservative social beliefs of the 1950s. He has stirred up their passions, given them false hope and is leading them to defeat. He is the Jefferson Davis of our time.
One reason the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union was because they believed that they were the real and original United States. They thought the North had taken a wrong path and betrayed the revolution. The Confederate States were largely rural, their economy agricultural and society hierarchical. Protestant white men were at the top and black slaves at the bottom-just like all of America of 1776.
But by 1861, the North was different. Slavery was gone and the economy was industrializing and attracting new immigrants who wanted change. In the opinion of the South, the North was also awash with dangerous liberal ideas that contradicted the vision of the Founding Fathers. But, as we know, the Confederate view of the world has gone with the wind.
Despite the Civil War, most of America in the 1950s was still hierarchical and conservative, with Protestant white men at the top. However, there was now a more diverse but still quiescent mixture of aspiring immigrants, restless young people, independent-minded women and hopeful African Americans-mostly fugitives from the segregated South-at the bottom.
They had yet to realize their political strength, though they would not have to wait long. It was a time when the old industrial economy was vibrant and all could benefit, providing there was no challenge to the social norm. Back then to be a white working-class man was to be part of the dominant culture. This America still exists, not geographically compact like the old South, but dispersed among us.
AMERICA OF 2016
The America of 2016 is vastly different: White men are no longer the majority voters. The disenfranchised minorities, as well as women, the young and the LGBT community have found their own powerful voices, gained their voting rights and representation. Diversity and a rainbow of liberal social views are the main cultural influences.
The new knowledge and technological economy is booming, and America is immersed in the complexity and challenge of globalization. But not all America. For just as in 1861 there is still that other America, white and hierarchical, trapped in the now-declining old economy and the social conventions of 60 years ago.
And, like the Confederates, many of them feel their way of life-what they believe to be the real America-has once again been betrayed. Of course they want to hang on to their world and, if they could, turn the clock back for the rest of us.
This time they cannot secede, although Donald Trump has nonetheless led them into war-a war they will naturally lose. When they do, like the defeated Confederates, this group will not go away but will continue to simmer and seethe with resentment.
Reconstruction, reconciliation and reintegration of the millions who feel Trump has spoken for them must not be neglected or America will forever be two nations.
Editor's Note: Its obvious what the writer of this column thinks of Donald Trump. But is it also possible that his warped view of our country and its history is shared by a large number of Brits and Europeans? Scary thought!
In the 1880's the English view of America was very different. And so was the English view of the Confederacy.
In 1889 a British General authored An English View of the American Civil War.
Anyone who donates $5 or more to Dixie Heritage will receive a facsimile reproduction of this 563 page masterpiece by General Garnet Wolseley.
Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (4 June 1833 - 25 March 1913) was an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army. He became one of the most influential and admired British generals after a series of successes in Canada, West Africa, and Egypt, followed by a central role in modernizing the British Army in promoting efficiency. He served in Burma, the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, China, Canada and widely throughout Africa-including his Ashanti campaign (1873-1874) and the Nile Expedition against Mahdist Sudan in 1884-85. Wolesley served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces from 1895 to 1900. His reputation for efficiency led to the late 19th century English phrase "everything's all Sir Garnet", meaning "all is in order.
In November 1861, Wolseley was one of the special service officers sent to Canada in connection with the Trent incident.
In 1862, shortly after the Battle of Antietam, Wolseley took leave from his military duties and went to investigate the American War.
He befriended Southern sympathizers in Maryland, who found him passage into Virginia with a blockade runner across the Potomac River. There he met with the Generals Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson. He also provided an analysis on Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The New Orleans Picayune (10 April 1892) published Wolseley's ten-page portrayal of Forrest, which condensed much of what was written about him by biographers of the time. This work appeared in the Journal of the Southern Historical Society in the same year, and is commonly cited today.
One of our longtime Dixie Heritage readers, Bob Eoff, has also been a friend for the last 2 decades. In the nearly 20 years that I have known Bob he has been a bank VP and then a bank president. So when he calls himself a "career banker" in the article below please note that you are not reading passive commentary by someone who worked as a teller or loan officer but by someone who has managed banks for many years at a high executive level.
The fact that Bob has taken the time to put this out here tells me that this is big:
NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES WILL AFFECT AMERICA
This has been a lead story on Yahoo for the past several days.
As a 42 year career banker I am perplexed and have a lot of interest and questions about what potential "negative interest rates" means and how they might apply to average consumers and lowly citizen-subjects beholden to our masters who-art-in Washington D.C by the economic policy dictated by what is known as "The Fed" consisting of unelected bureaucrats. .
There have been many recent articles about the doom of the U.S. dollar. One recent article predicting September 30 by Jim Rickards many of you may have seen. It's been a long time coming but we need to be prepared. See: Jim Rickards video. Jim Rickards is not a quack. Many have been wrong predicting doomsday dates. But I'm afraid it is coming, and in our lifetime. What impact it will have on America and the world, God knows.
Please refer to the book authored by Willard Cantelon titled: The Day the Dollar Dies.
Mr. Cantelon predicted the death of the prominence of the dollar in his book in 1973 but his prediction appears to have taken years to be fulfilled. I'm afraid we may see it before our very eyes soon.
You Are Cordially Invited
To attend Homecoming at Retreat Presbyterian Church, 209 South Retreat Road, Westminster, South Carolina.
Sunday October 9, 2016 2p.m.
Our grave dedication will be for Captain Sam Hunter who was his brother-in-law Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee's aide-de-camp.
We will have a very special, one of a kind, short service led by Rev. Jack Norris (Pickens SCV chaplain) then the grave dedication and dinner on the grounds.
Please share with us good fellowship, good music and, of course some good food.
Please bring a generous covered dish to share and your favorite beverage along with folding chairs or a blanket. If you are coming from a distance and bringing a dish is inconvenient, please don't hesitate to attend as there will be plenty of food to share. Cups, plates, napkins, utensils and ice will be provided.
Don't forget your cameras and any old pictures or family information which you would like to share.
A "love offering" will be accepted at the Service which will go towards the continuing maintenance of the church and its grounds.
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FROM PASTOR CHUCK BALDWIN:
A few days ago, I posted my list of the top ten worst U.S. presidents on my Facebook page.
People who are familiar with my writings should not be surprised at my list, although many people who read my Facebook post did act surprised. Of course, these could have been people who aren't that familiar with my writings after all.
At any rate, with my Facebook post I made my list without explanation. I will use this column to share a little bit of the reasoning behind my selections. So here goes: my top ten worst presidents in U.S. history:
1. Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
Without an ounce of doubt in my mind, Abraham Lincoln is America's absolute worst President. He did not free a single slave; but what he did do was begin the process of enslaving free men. It is no hyperbole to say that Lincoln truly governed as a dictator, not as a President.
Virtually every single problem we are having today (and have had ever since Lincoln's presidency) with an overbearing, encroaching, authoritarian federal government in Washington, D.C., came as a direct result of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. EVERY SINGLE ONE!
Abraham Lincoln destroyed the Washington/Jeffersonian model of American government and replaced it with an imperial White House. His own statements prove that he cared absolutely nothing for the black race and was indeed himself a racist--unlike many leaders of the Confederacy, such as Robert E. Lee, T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson, et al., who publicly and adamantly spoke in support of ending slavery and NEVER said anything remotely derogatory or racist against the black people.
Beyond that, in his first inaugural address Lincoln actually SUPPORTED an amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which would have been the 13th Amendment) proposed by Ohio Congressman Thomas Corwin that said, "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State." In other words, the amendment would have forever guaranteed the right of people to own slaves.
Lincoln violated every constitutional restraint on the office of the President possible. He used the Union army to invade independent sovereign states, and he invaded the State legislature in Maryland, kidnapping and incarcerating the legislators to prevent them from voting on secession. He used force to bully and intimidate other State legislatures in the North to keep them from supporting southern independence. He authorized Union forces to hunt down and imprison "Copperheads" (individuals in the North who supported southern independence).
While Lincoln drafted black men from the North to serve in the Union army in segregated units, southern blacks were fighting voluntarily side-by-side with the white men--in the same units as the white men. And what most history books fail to mention is that there were reportedly over 300,000 slave owners fighting in Lincoln's Union army during the Civil War. (Mildred Lewis Rutherford, "Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States, and Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States," 1861-1865, p. 35)
Lincoln's so-called Emancipation Proclamation was an attempt to give the North moral justification for continuing his unconstitutional and immoral war of aggression against the South (and which the North was miserably losing after two years into the war) by issuing an edict to a nation that had already seceded (the Confederacy) and in which he had NO AUTHORITY, while leaving the institution of slavery completely intact among the states in which he did have authority (the Union). Lincoln was also hoping that his proclamation would incite southern blacks to insurrect against the southern states. However, this goal was never remotely accomplished.
England's William Wilberforce had already shown how slavery could be peacefully ended. The institution of slavery was already dying in the United States. There was absolutely NO REASON why over 600,000 Americans had to die in Lincoln's War of Aggression. Abraham Lincoln cared nothing about freeing slaves; what he cared about was enslaving free and independent states to an all-powerful, dictatorial federal government.
There really wasn't a "bad" President before Lincoln. But with Lincoln as a model and with the constitutional restraints against an imperial presidency left torn in shreds, we haven't had an abundance of "good" presidents since him. In fact, without Abraham Lincoln the nine "worst" presidents below would probably have never been President.
(I highly encourage readers to read the excellent book "The Real Lincoln" by Thomas DiLorenzo.)
2. Woodrow Wilson (Democrat)
Woodrow Wilson took Lincoln's vision of subjugated states to a global level. In one year, Wilson did more to destroy whatever vestiges of a free republic that were left after Lincoln than any President since. That year was 1913. It was a year that should live in infamy. Woodrow Wilson shackled the American people with the following:
February 3, 1913
This is the date when the 16th Amendment was ratified and the direct income tax and IRS were instituted. This was a flagrant repudiation of freedom principles. What began as a temporary measure to support the War of Northern Aggression became a permanent income revenue stream for an unconstitutional--and ever growing--central government.
April 8, 1913
This is the date when the 17th Amendment was ratified. This amendment overturned the power of the State legislatures to elect their own senators and replaced it with a direct popular vote. This was another serious blow against State sovereignty. The framers of the Constitution desired that the influence and power in Washington, D.C., be kept as close to the people and states as possible. For example, the number of representatives in the House of Representatives was to be decided by a limited number of voters. In the original Constitution, the ratio of "people of the several States" deciding their House member could not exceed "one for every thirty thousand." (Article. I. Section. 2. Paragraph. 3.) And when it came to the US Senate, the framers also recognized the authority of each State legislature to select its own senators, thereby keeping power and influence from aggregating in Washington, D.C.
The 17th Amendment seriously damaged the influence and power of the states by forcing them to elect their US senators by popular vote. Senators who answered to State legislators, each answering to a limited number of voters, were much more accountable to the "citizens of the several States" than those who were elected by a large number (many times numbering into the millions) of people. For all intents and purposes (at least in the larger states), US Senators are more like "mini-Presidents" than representatives of sovereign states.
December 23, 1913
This is the date when the Federal Reserve Act was passed. This Act placed oversight of America's financial matters into the hands of a cabal of private international bankers who have completely destroyed the constitutional principles of sound money and (for the most part) free enterprise. No longer would the marketplace (private consumption, thrift, growth, etc.) be the determinant of the US economy (which is what freedom is all about), but now a private, unaccountable international banking cartel would have total power and authority to micromanage (for their own private, parochial purposes) America's financial sector. Virtually every recession, depression, and downturn has been the direct result of the Fed's manipulation of the market.
1913 was not a good year for the United States. And Woodrow Wilson was our second worst President.
3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democrat)
F.D.R. was America's first socialist President. His "New Deal" was actually a "Raw Deal." Roosevelt forever engrained into the psyche of the American public the idea that government spending and involvement is the answer to ALL of our nation's problems. He convinced people that the only way they could be delivered from "The Great Depression" was for them to accept government jobs and handouts. This was in spite of the fact that "The Great Depression" was actually caused by the Feds vastly expanding credit and Washington, D.C., vastly increasing taxes--among other dismal government actions. In other words, "The Great Depression" was typical of the way big-government toadies routinely operate: first government creates the problem, and then it claims to be the solution to the problem that it has created. And let's not forget, F.D.R. also illegally confiscated the personal gold holdings from the American people.
Roosevelt was also the President that did the yeoman's share of work in preparing the United States to reject American independence and embrace globalism. What Woodrow Wilson had failed to accomplish with the attempted League of Nations, Roosevelt accomplished by laying the framework for the United Nations, which came into fruition under his successor Harry Truman.
Roosevelt was also the man responsible for aiding and abetting communism in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. I think it is also accurate to say that F.D.R. purposely goaded Japan into war and surreptitiously stalled Japan's Declaration of War until after Pearl Harbor was bombed in order to further incite the American people. I believe he also made sure that the defenses that should have seen the Japanese attack coming were not operational. Not to mention his unconscionable internment of Japanese Americans during the war.
Abraham Lincoln gave America an imperial presidency. Woodrow Wilson gave America globalism. F.D.R. gave America socialism.
4. Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat)
L.B.J. was an F.D.R. on steroids. He took American socialism to heights Roosevelt could have only dreamed of. Johnson's "Great Society" permanently ensconced a welfare society into the fabric of America, which has resulted in the destruction of both our economic system and the family unit--especially in the black community.
Before Johnson's "Great Society," black families were largely intact and out-of-wedlock births were an exception to the rule. Not anymore! Now, over 70% of births in the black community are out of wedlock. For all intents and purposes, Johnson's "Great Society" replaced black husbands and fathers with Uncle Sam and took away the black man's self-respect and dignity. No wonder today's black males comprise such a large percentage of the prison population.
Lyndon Johnson is also responsible for the Gun Control Act of 1968, which is the grandfather of ALL of our modern gun control laws. As a U.S. Senator from Texas, Johnson is also the man that successfully gagged and muzzled America's pastors and churches with the passage of his amendment to the 501c3 section of the Internal Revenue Code in 1954. Of course, Johnson also took America into the unconstitutional war in Vietnam. And I personally believe that L.B.J. was a conspirator to John F. Kennedy's assassination. Lyndon Johnson was a terrible President and an awful man.
5. George W. Bush (Republican)
Lincoln gave us the imperial presidency; Wilson gave us globalism; F.D.R. gave us socialism; L.B.J. gave us welfarism, gun control, and cowardly churches; and G.W. Bush gave us a burgeoning Police State, perpetual war, and Neocons.
What Bill Clinton and Al Gore could not do, G.W. Bush did with ease: shackle the United States with the hugely misnamed and tyrannical USA PATRIOT Act. He also gave us the Department of Homeland Security and the Military Commissions Act. Bush also illegally seized and held two American citizens in indefinite detention without a trial, which led Barack Obama to add the indefinite detention sections into the NDAA in order to justify what Bush had done and in order to give future presidents the same authority. Bush also expunged Posse Comitatus in America. He illegally invaded two sovereign nations, Iraq and Afghanistan. He created the "preemptive war" doctrine that still guides America's foreign policy today. His policies and actions directly contributed to the rise of Islamic terror groups such as ISIS and the invasion of illegal immigrants in Europe and the United States. The phony "war on terror" is G. W. Bush's war.
G.W. Bush and his presidential successors have killed more people in their various and sundry wars of aggression than Abraham Lincoln. And these ongoing wars of aggression that started under Bush--and that continue to the present day--have completely destabilized the entire Middle East and much of Europe and, if allowed to continue, will doubtless take America into World War III.
Plus, G.W. Bush's failure on 9/11 is of seismic proportions. Either his administration was totally inept in preventing and/or responding to 9/11 (especially Saudi Arabia's potential involvement), or, if one accepts the conspiracy theories, elements within his administration actually conspired to facilitate the attacks on 9/11. Either way, Bush's performance on 9/11 was dismal at best or traitorous at worst.
Virtually every unconstitutional tool that Barack Obama has used in his disastrous presidency was handed to him on a silver platter by G.W. Bush.
6. Barack Obama (Democrat)
Barack Obama set many firsts for America. He is America's first Muslim President; America's first Marxist President; and the first President not born to an American citizen or in the United States as required by the U.S. Constitution. I think anyone who believes Obama was born in Hawaii is intellectually challenged. Obama's single greatest administrative disaster is his socialized health care plan, known as Obamacare. Without a doubt, this leviathan is a death sentence to America's future medical system. Generations of Americans yet to come will curse the day Barack Obama and the members of Congress that assisted him were allowed to create this medical monstrosity.
Obama is also the laziest President in history. He has taken more vacations, played more rounds of golf, and spent more taxpayers' dollars on pleasure trips than any President before him. But, to me, it's a good thing he is so lazy. Think of the damage he could have done if he wasn't.
7. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton (Democrat)
Bill Clinton is the only President to be impeached besides Andrew Johnson. Perjury is a serious crime, and if the Republicans in the Senate had had any man-stuff, they would have removed him from office. But perjury was not all Clinton was guilty of.
Clinton's cozy deals with the Communist Chinese and the bribes paid to him by foreign governments are well-documented. Bill Clinton was probably the most corrupt President since U.S. Grant. And that corruption continues with Hillary Clinton. Should Hillary be elected President in November (God forbid!), she will doubtless join this ignoble list of horrific presidents.
Another major stain on the Clinton record is the way his government murdered nearly one hundred innocent men (most of them elderly), women, and children outside Waco, Texas. Then again, the Clinton body count is probably much higher than that. The people who ran afoul of Clinton's good graces and ended up mysteriously dead number in the scores.
8. George Herbert Walker Bush (Republican)
G.H.W. Bush is the granddaddy of the modern Neocons. He is the first U.S. President to publicly call for a global "New World Order." And I personally believe that, along with L.B.J., G.H.W. Bush was also a conspirator in John Kennedy's murder.
In reality, the administrations of Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama are nothing more than one long, continuous administration. There really has not been any policy change of substance in the White House since G.H.W. Bush.
Bush I is also responsible for the government murders of Vicki and Sammy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Along with the Clinton administration's murder of the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, the Bush-sponsored murders of the Weavers has done more to make Americans distrust and despise their central government than anything since the Boston Massacre in 1770.
9. Ulysses S. Grant (Republican)
Suffice it to say that Grant's presidency can probably be regarded as the most corrupt in U.S. history--rivaled only by Bill Clinton's. Grant was quite the loathsome creature. He was also probably America's first (and only?) alcoholic President.
10. Richard Nixon (Republican)
Watergate was the tip of the iceberg for Nixon. He would have been impeached had he not resigned, for sure. Without a doubt, his imperial presidency was modeled after Lincoln's. Nixon makes my list because of his coziness with Communist China's Butcher of Beijing (Mao Tse-tung) and for forever taking America off of the gold standard. Nixon could probably be identified as a Neocon, if we had known what they were back then. For example, Nixon gave us the likes of Henry Kissinger.
There you have it: my list of the top ten worst presidents in U.S. history. Granted, there are several other presidents that rival my list. I could have easily substituted any of them for Grant and Nixon. At that point, the differences in "badness" between them were getting miniscule. But the first eight are definite in my thinking.
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