Author Topic: Who was the Worst American President?  (Read 18729 times)

Re: Who was the Worst American President?
« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2015, 02:34:51 PM »
I had forgotten that statement of Nixon.  Yeah--hard to top that one.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline trdsf

Re: Who was the Worst American President?
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2015, 01:22:58 PM »
If you tried to write a political thriller in which a fictional president did all the stuff Nixon did, you'd never get it published because no one could suspend disbelief long enough to finish reading it.  Yes, Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency -- partly in response to the then-new environmental movement, and partly so he could use it to extort "donations" from industries for his '72 re-election campaign.  Yes, Nixon normalized relations with China -- not for the sake of the relationship, but to pressure Russia.

I have long thought that the most chilling thing about the Nixon view of the world (or more appropriately, the Nixon-Kissinger view) is how utterly, utterly dehumanizing it is.  It wasn't that people were pawns to him/them -- entire nations were pawns, and the citizenry was not worth even the briefest consideration.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Offline peacewithoutgod

Re: Who was the Worst American President?
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2015, 10:52:29 AM »
Ronald Reagan, hands-down. If it weren't for Reagan, there never would have been the Bush dynasty.

Reagan was also the worst Hollywood actor ever.
There are two types of ideas: fact and non-fact. Ideas which are not falsifiable are non-fact, therefore please don't insist your fantasies of supernatural beings are in any way factual.

Doctrine = not to be questioned = not to be proven = not fact. When you declare your doctrine fact, you lie.