Skip to comments.Theodore Roosevelt
Posted on 03/13/2010 6:52:19 PM PST by molybdenum
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America, 1901-1909, leader of the Republican party, and (in 1912-16) the Progressive Party. Roosevelt is best known for his remarkable personality and commitment to democratic process. He was strongly committed to law and order, active leadership, civic duty, and individual self-responsibility, and was more concerned with the process of change than its direction. A strong and vigorous man both personally and in politics, it was through Roosevelt that the world identified America with cowboy values of courage, initiative, and hardiness while it watched TR expand American influence in world affairs. Roosevelt enlarged the presidency because he made it a "bully pulpit" for national uplift and inspiration. He preached as much as he... http://www.conservapedia.com/Theodore_Roosevelt
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Sounds like a "save the earth" and "save the whales" type of liberal to me.
The word progressive had a totally different meaning back then. Like the word gay.
In my son’s Steck Vaughn geography book, the text picked Muir out as the person most typifying “America”.
One of the reasons I began homeschooling.
Not to me. Sounds like someone just fed up with people.
Teddy liked the trees in order to make log cabins and liked animals so he could shoot them. Muir wasn’t into that. LOL.
And the word “liberal”.
I prefer dogs. I've never met a human with as nearly decent a character as the lowliest hound. All dogs go to Heaven. Can't say the same about people.
The federal gov't OWNING ANY LAND is obscene...
The Roosevelt family did more to damage this country than the Kennedys could even dream of.
There are areas of disagreements with TR but
the demonization of Theodore Roosevelt by the Man Child on FOX TV has gotten old.
Teddy Roosevelt winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and
awarded Medal of Honor for his Military Service
He lost a son in WWI
His son Teddy Jr. served in both WWI & II
also awarded Medal of Honor. Gen. Roosevelt died shortly after his assault on Utah Beach D day
He got the National Parks system established, to protect the great wilderness areas and open them for public enjoyment.
True, he was practical and a great outdoorsman.
I think he overreached, all right. A powerful man with an idea he was the nation’s Father; his biography shows that he realized this later on. But the idea of the feds owning any land? We the People own the land.
But it was US Grant who made the first National Park, at Yellowstone.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
President Theodore Roosevelt Speech at the Sorbonne April 23, 1910
Yeah, I know. I guess we can debate the merits of federal gov’t getting involved in setting up parks, or allowing this to happen through the private market.
Teddy Roosevelt was no liberal.
Thanks to him we have the National Park System and all the square miles of game and fishing country.
An avid hunter and sportsman himself, he always supported the shooting sports and hunting, going to Africa himself to kill large game animals.
He was a patriot and a Great American.
Read about him in some unbiased sources.
If it weren’t for the National Park System, most of our joint national heritage in game animals, fishing lands and open spaces would have disappeared long ago.
Don’t blame TR or the concept for current abuses by Statists.