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View Poll Results: Worst day in American History?
Stock Market Crash causing great depression 20 9.01%
Pearl Harbor 18 8.11%
JFK assasination 11 4.95%
Bush Announced President in 2000 49 22.07%
9/11 59 26.58%
Other 65 29.28%
Voters: 222. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: toronto, Canada
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From my libertarian viewpoint the worst day in American history has several candidates.


1. 1913. The enactment of the Federal reserve act. The creation of the Federal Reserve system has been responsible for more economic hardship on American citizens than any other act. The constitution itself says the authority to coin and regulate money lies with Congress. Congress does not have the right to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. We can thank this idiocy for the boom/bust cycles of recession and inflationary monetary bubbles.

2. April 19 1784. The day congressman John Beatty defeated Thomas Jeffersons' motion to prohibit slavery on unsettled lands. All national lands that would become Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama would have been free land.

3. 1917 The day the U.S received the Zimmerman telegraph and entered the great war, reversing its neutrality and allowing the allies to win a lopsided victory instead of a stalemate. Germany's humiliating punishment at the hands of the Paris Peace Conference led to the rise of Nazism.

4. 1933. The day the National Industrial recovery act passed establishing the National Recovery Act. Legislation worthy of Mussolini or Stalin.

5. October 26 2001. Congress passes the Patriot Act. Congress has often ignored the constitution and infringed its protected liberties in the past, but no act has destroyed so many liberties.

 
Old 01-19-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Originally Posted by mcmastersteve View Post
From my libertarian viewpoint the worst day in American history has several candidates.


1. 1913. The enactment of the Federal reserve act. The creation of the Federal Reserve system has been responsible for more economic hardship on American citizens than any other act. The constitution itself says the authority to coin and regulate money lies with Congress. Congress does not have the right to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. We can thank this idiocy for the boom/bust cycles of recession and inflationary monetary bubbles.

2. April 19 1784. The day congressman John Beatty defeated Thomas Jeffersons' motion to prohibit slavery on unsettled lands. All national lands that would become Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama would have been free land.

3. 1917 The day the U.S received the Zimmerman telegraph and entered the great war, reversing its neutrality and allowing the allies to win a lopsided victory instead of a stalemate. Germany's humiliating punishment at the hands of the Paris Peace Conference led to the rise of Nazism.

4. 1933. The day the National Industrial recovery act passed establishing the National Recovery Act. Legislation worthy of Mussolini or Stalin.

5. October 26 2001. Congress passes the Patriot Act. Congress has often ignored the constitution and infringed its protected liberties in the past, but no act has destroyed so many liberties.
100% agree! If slavery would have ended there, maybe all slaves would have been returned to there rightful homeland of africa and millions of lives would have been saved.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default The Worst Day in American History?

April 12, 1861


More than 140 years later, millions are still fighting the Civil War.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: in my imagination
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April 12, 1861, obviously.
Agreed.Even though the civil war was a natural progression in maturing the country the fact that American's battled each other was a sad time.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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>1 option probably him being declared president in 2000<

yet another delusion.

This is funny. Liberals, pointing to the ones in Florida. If 70,000 of you had not insisted on voting for a hard left guy with ZERO chance of winning vs. the medium left guy the results would not have even been close enough to bother recounting. Gore would have carried FL and won.

You shot yourselves in the foot. Bush is YOUR fault. And that is what is funny.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Default I asked an old Limo Driver...do you believe in God.......?

an old limo driver said " all you have to do is drive around Chicago and watch the stupid things drivers do , and realize, there has to be a God"....to give agnostics equal time..........That way of thinking is common to those who were taught Bible and believed.....When Ben Franklin Is brought up. for ex: people commonly say he was a deist , or athiest.............Bible Says " God sent his son to save the world and that the world is a fallen state? .look around......we think the good bad , and bad good..............most people don't know the Bible or Ben Franklin. They believe what they think they should believe........they don't know how to:" quit their sinning, quit their low down ways......." (to paraphrase Dylan.)......
 
Old 01-19-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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More than 140 years later, millions are still fighting the Civil War.
Not after tomorrow. No more complaining, no more excuses.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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I voted "other" , for the day an inexperienced socialist was elected 44th President of the U.S.A.
Now that was good.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Originally Posted by mcmastersteve View Post
From my libertarian viewpoint the worst day in American history has several candidates.


1. 1913. The enactment of the Federal reserve act. The creation of the Federal Reserve system has been responsible for more economic hardship on American citizens than any other act. The constitution itself says the authority to coin and regulate money lies with Congress. Congress does not have the right to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. We can thank this idiocy for the boom/bust cycles of recession and inflationary monetary bubbles.

2. April 19 1784. The day congressman John Beatty defeated Thomas Jeffersons' motion to prohibit slavery on unsettled lands. All national lands that would become Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama would have been free land.

3. 1917 The day the U.S received the Zimmerman telegraph and entered the great war, reversing its neutrality and allowing the allies to win a lopsided victory instead of a stalemate. Germany's humiliating punishment at the hands of the Paris Peace Conference led to the rise of Nazism.

4. 1933. The day the National Industrial recovery act passed establishing the National Recovery Act. Legislation worthy of Mussolini or Stalin.

5. October 26 2001. Congress passes the Patriot Act. Congress has often ignored the constitution and infringed its protected liberties in the past, but no act has destroyed so many liberties.
You should probably reserve this one for your top 3. Eeek!

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Those grapes must really be sour to bother you more than the deaths of Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Or is it just an odd sense of values ?
On the flip side, those sour grapes must be really sour for 19 voters to have chosen the "Bush elected in 2000" over Pearl Harbor and 9/11. More hate from the far left and whacked sense of values.
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