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George Washington
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John Adams
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Thomas Jefferson
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6.00%
James Madison
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James Monroe
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John Quincy Adams
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Andrew Jackson
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Abraham Lincoln
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Ulysses S. Grant
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Theodore Roosevelt
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William Taft
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Woodrow Wilson
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Herbert Hoover
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Franklin D Roosevelt
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Harry Truman
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Dwight Eisenhower
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John F Kennedy
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Richard Nixon
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Gerald Ford
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Jimmy Carter
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Ronald Reagan
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19.00%
George H.W. Bush
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1.00%
Bill Clinton
19
19.00%
George W Bush
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Favorite President

Old 08-15-10, 11:55 AM
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Re: Favorite President

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Okay, but how was his energy policy?
And was it comprehensive?
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Outside of the LA Purchase (and, granted it was very imporatant) what were his accomplishments.
Not being John Adams for one.

Plus he showed us the right way to deal with Islamic terrorism -- use special forces to whip up an insurgency against the terrorist states, then leave them hanging when the enemy leader capitulates.
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His rhetoric and written word were all over the US Constitution, .
I think you've confused Jefferson with Madison & Hamilton.
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Re: Favorite President

*scratches head*

While Jefferson was Minister to France, it was in part his resistance which lead to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights. Pretty sure I didn't confuse that.
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There were a whole bunch of delgates at the Constitutional Convention, incuding Madison, who wanted a Bill of Rights.

Jefferson had other problems with The Constitution. I think he shared Patrick Henry's 'problem' about the creation of the United States Senate.
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Wait -- you think Jefferson was an anti-Constitutionalist!? Seriously?
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Old 08-15-10, 03:45 PM
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Did I say he was an anti-Constitutionalist?
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But according to a guest on the glenn beck show, Thomas Jefferson signed literally thousands of documents "In the year of our Lord Christ". And if you can't believe a guest on the glenn beck show, who can you trust?
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I'll admit I don't know my presidents all that well, but I thought the one who personally led the jet fighter attack on the alien motherships was pretty good.
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Old 08-15-10, 05:51 PM
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President Jefferson had Christian church services held in The Capitol. The Marine Corps band played hymns. He attended the services at times.

One can argue what was his motive when the government paid Christian missionaries.
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Re: Favorite President

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*scratches head*

While Jefferson was Minister to France, it was in part his resistance which lead to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights. Pretty sure I didn't confuse that.
That's not how my history books tell it. His impact on the Bill of Rights, if any, was minimal and due to his past deeds. I don't believe, for example, that he had any influence whatsoever on the actions of Hancock, Sam Adams, or Gerry.
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As for Jefferson as a President, I feel his failures, throughout his whole career, far outweigh his very noteworthy successes. However, historians have been extremely kind to Mr. Jefferson.

I voted for the only person on the list who literally saved the nation.
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Re: Favorite President

No Grover Cleveland option?
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3 people voted for W.
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No Grover Cleveland option?
Why no James Polk option? He added more territory to the U. S. than Thomas Jefferson did.
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I voted for the only person on the list who literally saved the nation.


George Washington?
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Quote:
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I voted for the only person on the list who literally saved the nation.


George Washington?
Yes.
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Re: Favorite President

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Why no James Polk option? He added more territory to the U. S. than Thomas Jefferson did.
Oh, you beat me to it. Nobody remembers Manifest Destiny anymore. We are old.
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Re: Favorite President

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I voted for the only person on the list who literally saved the nation.
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I'll admit I don't know my presidents all that well, but I thought the one who personally led the jet fighter attack on the alien motherships was pretty good.
Dammit, people, Whitmore was a complete fuckup outside the cockpit. You can't judge his entire presidency on how well he handled a joystick.
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3 people voted for W.
I would hope that would be 3 more than Obama had he been included.
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Re: Favorite President

Originally Posted by classicman2 View Post
Why no James Polk option? He added more territory to the U. S. than Thomas Jefferson did.
If I had to pick a president who's view of the executive branch I liked best, Cleveland would be on my short list.
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Why no James Polk option? He added more territory to the U. S. than Thomas Jefferson did.
By provoking an unnecessary war with Mexico. He's near the top of my shit list.
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Re: Favorite President

Unnecesary war
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Unnecesary war
Most trumped up war in American history.
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Dammit, people, Whitmore was a complete fuckup outside the cockpit. You can't judge his entire presidency on how well he handled a joystick.
Oh, here we go, the old "the president could have just destroyed one or two motherships, and then the aliens would have sued for peace, and we could have all had flying saucers" argument again.
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