- Japanese internment camps during World War II? These were absolutely atrocious and it's embarrassing to me that anyone could sign them into law.
- The switch in time that saved nine? This was a blatant attempt by FDR to take over the Judicial branch of the government. It was disrespectful of the Constitution, as well, and I find it appalling. Combine this with his subsequent breaking of the two-term limit, and you have a man who made regular attempts at dictatorial power.
- Yalta? This was one of the worst treaties ever negotiated, from an American perspective, and FDR's ailing health is often cited as the reason he made so many concessions to Josef Stalin. I don't want to speculate on how this would've changed the world, but I do think there are a lot of ways America and the world would've been better off.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
How should history remember FDR?
Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty