Thursday, February 23, 2017

Libertarian Presidential Rankings

All sorts of stuff online about American presidents due to President's Day. I found one article from Time magazine supposedly explaining how writers judge presidents. That seemed rather silly to me since those judgments will always be subjective and often based on partisan values. And how would you judge from a libertarian perpsective? I didn't dare tread there, not having the historical knowledge to even make a small effort.

But look no further than this fellow's list "A Libertarian Ranking of United States Presidents". I think he did a fine job, though my knowledge of U.S. history isn't adequate to argue any of his points. He list both bad and good points of each president, including being mean to the indians as a negative, with Martin Van Buren getting the #1 slot. I'm sure most of your favorites is Abe Lincoln. Well, he comes in a lowly #41 which I think is being more than nice. Some others you might think would have fared better come out towards the bottom a ways, too. George W. Bush (of Mesopotamia) came in last of those that showed on the list.

Nicely done. I hope I stumble on to his list next year.


At 5:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Being mean' is an interesting way to describe genocide, entire nations wiped from existence.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Saw a video clip of Gary Johnson's opinion on the border.......deplorable GJ has really distanced himself away from libertarianism.

Gary Johnson is no libertarian any longer, he deviates way too much like Trump.........

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Nation wiping is refugee emigration......encourage refugees to stay home, fix their country.....the usa population is too expansive protect a way of life is to protect the conditions that allow for that way of life.

Democrats support urbanization and dont want rural living (except for the elite wealthy who have hideout places in the country), republicans dislike the urban ghettos (but elites have their ghetto cribs, palaces).

The 2 party system is like a grandfather clock, pendulem swings to the left, back right, back left, backright, .......

It is a fuckfest slavery game by and through politics.

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Woods has a free class on the Presidents at the Liberty school, for comparison notes.
Lincoln was definitely one of the worst, on every liberty lovers gradesheet.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Maybe so, but Lincoln did not believe that one man should own another man, and to that affect Lincoln was humane!

How can you give one man Liberty by allowing that man to claim the life of another man as liberating....fuck slavery in all manifestations, including economics, financials, aint about physical ownership any longer as it is "force to do" regardless of lineage.


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