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unless you were a black or

unless you were a black or Indian. Van Buren sent the Cherokee Indians out on their trail of tears. He tried to get the blacks on the Amistad sent back to Cuba.

He also started the first permanent large bureaucracy in Washington DC.

He did not use the veto to stop bigger government.

His handling of the Panic of 1837 is nothing to write home about.

And he did not come close to getting re-elected back in the days when voters were well informed and still steeped in the principles of the Founders.

The best president was James Madison, followed by JFK, then Jefferson, Monroe, Washington , and Jackson.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.