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Old 02-20-2012, 10:24 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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They may have not been looking for glory. What they found was infamy -- well deserved infamy in my opinion.
It takes a very brave person to do what is right even though others throw stones. So I answered the question using a little thought and I saw nothing on the thread title asking for what you thought of my opinion. The best I could figure you are in Kansas and without James K. Polk you wouldn't be able to travel much further West or South and still be in the United States.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:28 AM
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Location: Wisconsin
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Washington, Lincoln, FDR
You beat me to it. These are my top 3 picks as well.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NC
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It takes a very brave person to do what is right even though others throw stones. So I answered the question using a little thought and I saw nothing on the thread title asking for what you thought of my opinion. The best I could figure you are in Kansas and without James K. Polk you wouldn't be able to travel much further West or South and still be in the United States.
I agree about Polk, he accomplished everything he set out to do and did it in 1 term.

Without Polk there would be no Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, or Texas. Additionally, he was a pioneer in promoting science in America and gave us the smithsonian.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Although it was admittedly likely not even legal, for me, I look back fondly at Alexander (I'm NOT! Crazy) Haig's reign and remember how he might have almost, nearly just about practically lifted us from despair and what, "might-have-been" in those all too brief hours of destiny.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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It takes a very brave person to do what is right even though others throw stones. So I answered the question using a little thought and I saw nothing on the thread title asking for what you thought of my opinion. The best I could figure you are in Kansas and without James K. Polk you wouldn't be able to travel much further West or South and still be in the United States.
You really think Andrew Johnson and Gerald Ford were among the greatest presidents because they weren't popular? The first was not only bad, but destructively so and turned on by everyone; the second was just an unfortunate bumbler. I took your comment to be a joke. Now, I fear you might have been serious.

As for Polk, he's a mixed bag in my opinion. Yes, I'm happy to live in a great, continental nation. The drive westward was beneficial, but the Mexican War was a fiasco. I think Lincoln's stance on this matter was honorable.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Washington , kennedy Reagan
How any one could put Reagan before Adams, Jefferson, or Lincoln boggles my mind.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I agree about Polk, he accomplished everything he set out to do and did it in 1 term.

Without Polk there would be no Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, or Texas. Additionally, he was a pioneer in promoting science in America and gave us the smithsonian.
Polk's impact on our country is constantly underrated.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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How any one could put Reagan before Adams, Jefferson, or Lincoln boggles my mind.

how anyone coud choose lincoln also boggles my mind too.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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how anyone coud choose lincoln also boggles my mind too.
You mean keeping the USA in one piece is a bad thing?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Washington, Jefferson, Reagan.
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