Originally Posted by xdeuceswild81xx
FDR being greatest president ever is grossly overrated.
The man attempted to take over the Supreme Court, imprisoned AMERICAN CITIZENS illegally and spent more money on social programs than any president ever had before him
Those "Japanese descendants" were rounded up without charge, imprisoned without trial, and lost most of their possessions. As an added bonus, the men got to go risk their lives fighting the Germans while their wives, children, and elderly parents spent the war in concentration camps.
Not to mention he ordered the burning of crops and slaughter of livestock in a lunatic scheme to try to raise crop prices. This at a time when people had no money and were going hungry
. Then there was the little matter of him sealing the fate of millions of people in Eastern Europe, agreeing in a back room meeting with his "uncle Joe" to condemn nations from Poland to Bulgaria to 50 years of Stalinism. What a lover of freedom.
I could also bring up how the Ponzi scheme he founded is nearing its endgame, and the aftermath is not going to be pretty - but that's just piling on.
The fact that so many think he was great is overwhelming evidence that government education needs to end. Greatly expand central government power & leave a mountain of skulls in your wake and you are a great man (FDR, Wilson, Lincoln). Leave the American people alone to live their lives as they see fit (Harding, Coolidge) and you are an abject failure.
Examining his deeds, there is no conclusion to draw other than FDR was an utterly contemptible man. There is no justification to be made for his complete disregard for people's natural rights (American and otherwise).
Open your freaking minds.