Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Most Over and Under-rated Presidents in History

David Wiegel over at Reason piles on with the Lincoln bashing (can't say I disagree with him either)

1. Abraham Lincoln. I'm sorry. By any definition of "over-rating," you have to go there. He has become our secular saint, with a multi-million dollar industry built around his veneration. That just makes it all the easier when some John Yoo or another seizes on Lincoln's abuses of power—suspending habeas corpus, directing funds without the approval of a rump Congress, the "rich man's" draft—to argue that the president has the right to split babies and shoot laser beams from his eyes.

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1 comment:

Conservative Belle said...

Hmmm, I don't disagree with Lincoln. I probably would have put Eisenhower on my list of under-rated. But I'm just biased. I took one of those "which president are you most like?" tests and I was most like him. ;)