Ok readers tell me why I’m wrong and I’ll post it.

Posted: July 2, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Had a long discussion about my ranking of presidents with a reader today. It got me thinking that plenty of people might have their own opinions so I’m going to give you a chance to express them here.

I invite any reader to e-mail me a paragraph on who should be higher and why and who should be lower and why. I’ll publish the paragraphs as guest posts under your byline.

Not a bad thing for a July 4th weekend.

Comments
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  2. theCL says:

    It would take too much time to research and rank them properly, but I’d like to offer a few thoughts on the presidents …

    Obama isn’t even done with his first term yet, so he shouldn’t be ranked at all. But he is setting himself up to be one of the worst ever.

    On Thomas Jefferson … The Louisiana Purchase is considered by many to be his biggest sin (even though it worked out). It wasn’t constitutional. He did however lower taxes, pardon John Adams political prisoners, and his election was also a major victory over the Federalists (who wanted a government more like we have today). So Jefferson deserves to be towards the top.

    Prior to Obama, GWB grew the size and scope of government greater than any other president in history. Therefore he belongs at the bottom of the list along with the other major progressives – T Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, and LBJ. Lincoln was no saint either, being responsible for the death of over 600,000 Americans in his war against the south that started not over slavery, but over taxes. So these are my 6 worst presidents.

    Calvin Cooldige is incredibly underrated in our history. And despite some of his problems, Andrew Jackson deserves to be among the top for his success in shutting down the central bank.

    Anyways, those are a few of my thoughts … I try to focus on their adherence to our Declaration and Constitution, and their overall approach towards protecting individual freedom. Nothing else matters.