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Happy Presidents Day! George Washington is my favorite President. Who is yours?

My favorite President was George Washington. Its a hard call for me because Thomas Jefferson represents a philosophy I admire the most.

George Washington represents strength. Strong enough to resist the temptation of power. That is a strength rarely seen in powerful men. Through his strength and the writings of all of our founders we ended up with the most creative, generous, prosperous, caring society in the history of the world.

Over the course of our history, by using those founding principles we freed slaves, women, children and minorities. Regardless if our founders were slave owners then, they created a society that I love dearly now.

America represents the greatness of the human spirit. Able to speak, worship and express yourself freely. Lets declare peace and bring our kids home.

Who is your favorite President and why?

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George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Oh wait, those are my least favorite.. I guess I'd have to go with Washington as well.

Grover Cleveland. That's my

Grover Cleveland. That's my favorite president. Held strong with his principles.

Rand Paul...

... in 2016.

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“The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”–Thomas Jefferson

When I see a bump from GBAmerica..

I take notice and add another :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Coolidge- like imagining a Ron Paul presidency

The national debt lowered from $22.3 billion in 1923 to $16.9 billion in 1929. Taxes were lowered and the Federal budget reduced from $5.1 billion in 1921 to $3.3 in 1929. there was peace and prosperity under Coolidge.Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity. He spoke in favor of the civil rights of blacks and Catholics and made Indians citizens. Coolidge was reluctant to enter into foreign alliances.

According to economist Howard Bloom.

Coolidge policies caused the great depression.

Tie - Washington and TJ

What I'm really ticked off about with Washington is him agreeing with Hamilton over TJ about a central bank and TJ's Embargo Act was a pretty dismal failure, but other than those 2 examples Washington and TJ were great.
What we can really admire Washington for is the fact that he didn't really want the job. When certain people here complained that Ron Paul wasn't pushing hard enough to get elected, that he didn't really want to be President, all I could think is that he was following in the footsteps of Washington and how that lack of desire for the power that comes from being a president is exactly the kind of quality we want from anyone seeking that office.
I 100% believe Ron Paul ran for president not because it was something he wanted insomuch as he believed he could be a great service to the nation by being president. And there is a huge difference between the two.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

What a wonderful observation.

I have been guilty of questioning whether Dr. Paul wanted the job. I had not made that connection. Thanks for the reply.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

George Washington

Because he gave up power voluntarily.
He also is the only slave owning founder who freed his slaves in his own lifetime.

He walked the talk.

Washington

by a mile. Although I would have liked to have seen JFK's second term.

William Henry Harrison

But overall, my favorite president is William Henry Harrison. He keeled over shortly after his inauguration.

-Lew Rockwell: "Down with the Presidency"

Calvin Coolidge finished up the return to normalcy started by Harding, John Tyler vetoed the creation of a new bank, Martin van Buren avoided sectional conflict and presided over a time of sound money, Thomas Jefferson because he is Thomas Jefferson, George Washington for reasons already mentioned, Grover Cleveland who cleaned out corruption, promoted free trade and advocated sound money and Andrew Jackson who killed the bank. My favorite presidents.

Second, Obama :

He has about single-handedly precipitated self education, community action and acts of Political Will I have been striving to promote over the last 30 some years.

The Constitution is a Trust : http://www.The-Legacy.Info

George is mine too.

And it was because he was an independent. He had this crazy notion that politicians would be more loyal to thier party instead of thier country. Humm...imagine that.

Hoover had a lot of faults, i

Hoover had a lot of faults, i do mean a lot, and was a progressive republican during office, but his efforts after his term expired were admirable, especially his anti-war stance.

Southern Agrarian

I have two.

First, William Henry Harrison, for reasons mentioned below.

Second, Martin Van Buren, a member of the Democratic Party, the party of libertarian thinkers, and because he let the markets work in spite of the beating he took for blame of the panic of 1837. He was also an advocate of peace at home for the native Americans as well as with the Spanish Government in the case of the ship, Amistad. He also was known to be against slavery but he knew the Constitution did not override the States on the issue so left it be.

Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge

The last good dem and last good Rep. I would regrind Mt. Rushmore to replace the two power grabbing dictators with these two.

Mine has to be

Jefferson Davis.

Live Free Or Die

Gaea Vindice

Jeff Davis & Sanford Dole: The Reluctant Presidents -- could be the most critical criterion.

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Here here!!

Have to love Jeff Davis!

Obama...cause he

Obama...cause he sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6uHR90Sq6k

Seriously though...who has a singing president!

I don't have one--

but I think I might, almost, like John Adams--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Mine is

Andrew Jackson, he killed the bank

William Henry Harrison

9th President.

A month into his term, he caught pneumonia and died.

Didn't have time to do any damage.

LOL!

*snickering*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I love

the way you think

Thomas Jefferson, but

today, my 2nd favorite is celebrated at:

The John Birch Society Presents

The Character of George Washington: A Man of Strong Christian Faith

At unique and decisive moments in history, God has raised up men of spirit and faith to accomplish mighty works. For America during its founding, George Washington was the quintessential leader. His unwavering resolve, self-discipline, and honorable conduct were vehicles of the Lord which sustained the patriotic cause during its darkest hours. Most significantly, Washington clearly shows that truly successful leaders fear the Lord.

Please join us as Larry Vonesh presents a survey of the life of Washington and demonstrates why Washington’s qualities prove that he was a man of strong Christian faith.

www.jbs.org for video info

Richard Nixon

Best of MY lifetime anyway.
Jack Kennedy might have sent Apollo to the Moon, and Ronald ("Cut-n-Run")Reagan may have portrayed a convincing libertarian on video (for which he definitely deserves a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his recurring role as "The President"), but I still have to give it up for the Trickster.

Nixon's the one, because:

He ended the draft. That might be enough right there, but wait, there's more!
He "closed the gold window", thus ending the link between hard money and fiat currency, AND instituting a "Wage and Price Freeze." A swift one-two punch that inspired the beginnings of both the Libertarian Party, AND the political career of Ron Paul.
Watergate -- getting caught, and badly denying it, did more in my lifetime than any other act to inspire DISTRUST of government.

Pre Me? Jefferson's a gimme, of course, and Wm Henry Harrison only had a month to do any damage so he did very little. Following up I'd throw in Cleveland and Coolidge, if only for bipartisan balance.

All time? Still gotta go with Ms Hemmings' boyfriend. TJ may be only the SECOND best poet in the Office, but Lincoln is so otherwise loathesome that he washes himself out (with the blood of hundreds of thousands).

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John Tyler. Virginian. Often

John Tyler.

Virginian.

Often regarded as an unsuccessful President because he didn't do anything. However, he held fast to his principles and did not bow under pressure. He only vetoed unconstitutional laws, not the laws he didn't like. He should be placed in the top 5.

Elected to serve in the Confederate COngress!!

Have to love John Tyler!