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Posted on: February 11, 2019 at 12:04:21 CT
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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.

What’s wrong with that, you ask? Nothing! In fact, it’s superbly accurate and insightful. What puts it onto my “worst” list is who uttered it—Woodrow Wilson, my candidate for Worst President. He said it in September 1912 in New York, just weeks before he was elected with less than 42 percent of the popular vote in a four-way race (against Taft, Roosevelt, and Debs). Given what this “progressive” Machiavellian did during his eight years in office, he either didn’t mean what he said or he didn’t care enough to ever live up to it. Cynical pandering to get votes and then delivering something different ought to be a political sin, but sadly, it’s often taken as a sign that the culprit has “grown in office.”

He locked up dissidents right and left after he signed the Sedition Act of 1918.

Wilson grew government like bacteria in a petri dish. He helped give us the income tax and then took the top marginal rate from 10 percent to more than 70 percent. He played a role in the creation of America’s inflation-and-depression factory known as the Federal Reserve. He regimented the economy with a maze of controls during World War I, which he put us into despite a promise to keep us out of it. He locked up dissidents right and left after he signed the Sedition Act of 1918, making it punishable by imprisonment of up to 20 years for a citizen to simply use “disloyal, profane, scurrilous or abusive language” to describe the federal government or his war policies. He was also a racist, segregationist, eugenicist, and philanderer.

If he ever believed a word from that passage on liberty, he never demonstrated in deed the slightest evidence of it. A wonderful quote sullied by a lousy pol.
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Bad quotes from Bad Presidents - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:01:39
     Fate gave us 3 incredible presidents to start. - RHAYWORTH MU - 2/11 12:27:26
          Washington was no hero and craved power - pickle MU - 2/11 13:58:35
          Washington raised an army against his own citizens - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:31:57
               Maybe because about half of his citizens - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:05:02
                    you’re an idiot, GAT (nm) - pickle MU - 2/11 13:59:05
                    lol GAT (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:07:31
               would you toss out everything else about Washington and - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:58:36
                    lol 90 - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:06:55
                         I don't adore him, it was just a question (nm) - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:32:49
                              I know (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 14:52:10
                         Possibly because you BUY too much whiskey. And - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:22:54
                              the board's libertarian (nm) - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:07:11
                              Actually, the Articles were working well - pickle MU - 2/11 14:02:41
                                   They also weren't working if we were going to - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 14:07:21
                                        That doesn’t make sense - pickle MU - 2/11 14:25:48
                              I'll stipulate that men wanted greater power and - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:28:01
               That was the major tax funding at the time. - RHAYWORTH MU - 2/11 12:50:57
                    that's where it all began, yes (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:52:23
               Jon Adams represented the British soldiers accused of - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:38:19
     some real **** stain presidents there... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:10:42
          Interesting choices of quotes for wild Bill and the black - hokie VT - 2/11 12:23:38
          I've often wondered about Jefferson - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:13:20
               what's a 'work within the system guy" and I would offer that - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:24:42
                    RE: what's a 'work within the system guy" and I would offer that - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:37:17
                         is it your contention that he ran for office not aware of - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:59:46
                              I used the word "wondered" (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:08:16
               how was he a hypocrite?(nm) - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:14:52
                    Well for one, he wrote "all men are created equal" - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:15:23
                         You should read the book too. Its time you - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:20:59
                         there it is... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:20:44
                              Oh, he was just following the law in owning hundreds - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:21:37
                                   RE: Oh, he was just following the law in owning hundreds - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:30:06
                                        I was responding to someone asking about what hypocrisy - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:36:29
                                             then struggle away - they weren't viewed as the same - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:40:17
                                                  So then if a black man was not a man - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:42:29
                                                       He was property, obviously - like a dog, a horse, or - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:53:04
                                                            The "property" distinction was made in the Dred Scott - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:59:06
                                                                 no, it wasn't "made" in that decision, it was ruled to - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:34:05
                                   and they were all inherited... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:22:11
                                        That's not true. He could have freed them while he was - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:29:44
               Read "The Summer of 1787". Fantastic book that - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:14:47
                    Just ordered it for kindle. Nm - hokie VT - 2/11 12:41:41
                         Would like to know what you think of it.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:02:22
          Yeah, I hope you didn't mean my boy Thomas, since - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:12:16
               you are clearly distantly removed(nm) - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:13:09
                    Surely not THAT clear. Unless you - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:20:23
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