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Grover Cleveland, The Last Libertarian President

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by KenH, Jul 6, 2022.

  1. KenH

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    "Cleveland had an advantage that other presidents since have lacked — namely an electorate that had a better grip on Thomas Jefferson's concept of limited government.

    "The Jeffersonian viewpoint was very prevalent in Cleveland's time, and it would not have been hard for him to educate himself in it," Thomas DiLorenzo, an economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, told IBD in an email.

    Cleveland had another edge that many modern politicians lack: courage. He vetoed 414 bills during his eight years — 1885-89 and 1893-97 — in the White House, forcing Congress to curb its appetite for spending."

    - rest of article at Grover Cleveland, The Last Libertarian President | Investor's Business Daily (investors.com)
     
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    We need GC in 2024
     
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    Should we have the Presidential line item veto?
     
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    I would have no objection to amending the U.S. Constitution to allow for it.
     
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    Congress could just pass a law to do that -
     
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    Okay. They should give it a try.
     
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    Contact your congressmen!
     
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    Interesting article.

    Yeah, it does sound nuts that those Reps wanted to colonize the continent and beyond.

    But now the Dems want everyone to move within the political boundaries of the USA. That is way beyond nuts.

    Maybe they should’ve just colonized like those nutty Reps envisioned.
     
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    Yes. I’ve heard presidents calling for it. But is there anyone in the legislature pushing for such?

    It seems they would stand to lose a lot of leverage in their backroom negotiations if it ever happened.
     
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    No thanks. I'm not interested enough in politics nowadays to do that.
     
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