Skip to comments.Darkest moments in US History
Posted on 11/12/2012 6:33:35 PM PST by MNDude
In your opinion, what are the five darkest times in US history (excluding this election since that would be too obvious)
Roe V wade. Eminent domain. Obama. Obama, again. And the idiots that elected him twice.
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The irony - old fashion just talking or sending a letter through snail mail may be the most secure.
War of 1812— having the White House sacked and burned by the British was a real bummer.
South seceding from the Union.
FDR inaugurated to an unprecedented 3rd term.
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The sixties. Roe v Wade. The Civil War. FDR. Justice Roberts and Obamacare.
FDR 3rd election
Death of FDR (he deserved to see the end of the war)
election of Carter
election of Clinton twice
OK, I’ll play.
1. The Louisiana Purchase. If that hadn’t happened, America would’ve remained 13 colonies (maybe 14, with Florida). No genocide of native Americans. No conflict over whether slavery can/cannot expand to new territories.
2. The Mexican War. Pretty much for the same reasons as #1.
3. The Civil War. Obvious.
4. The Spanish American War. The beginning of America as an “imperial” power.
5. 1952 Republican Presidential nomination. Robert Taft was America’s last real chance to return to “normalcy”. We blew it.
Bonus: the 1960 presidential election. We elected Kennedy ‘cause he was good looking and charming, proving the old America was gone for good.
Seriously, nothing since then has mattered - it’s all been more of the same.
1) Election/reelection of Obama, 2) Roe v Wade, 3) FDR, 4) Justice Roberts, and 5) Obamacare.
None of the above had happy endings:
1. Total disregard, not once, but twice for our Constitution’s requirments to be elegible to be president. Hence, a muslim foreigner and anti-American, anti-Semetic socialist turns our country into a lawless quagmire.
2. Death of well over 50,000,000 unborn and newly born American children, and paid for with taxes to boot.
3. Beginning of the handout generation and attacks on big business.
4. Totally ignoring common sense and virtually destroying a significant part of our economy with asshatted stupidity of calling a travesty a tax.
5. (fill in the blank)
Trail of Tears, going to war against the south, the income tax, Roosevelt declaring as president for life, JFK, and then the results that followed JFK, Vietnam, unionizing government, roe v wade.
The poison pill that destroyed us was the 1965 Immigration Act, which was enabled by 1800s immigration.
Roseanne Barr’s National Anthem.
October 3, 1965 the Immigration and Nationality Act was signed into law.
2. The Firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War
3. The Winter of 1933-1934 - Unemployment hits 24.9%
4. The Fall of Corregidor - May, 1942 was dark, indeed
5. The enactment of The Great Society legislation in the mid-1960s which ushered in the welfare state
And, for good measure, 6. The Defeat in Vietnam, from which we have yet to recover
March 4, 1913 the first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson.
Not because one man died, but because of the political fallout.
2012 presidential election outcome
It's hard to imagine the land beyond the Mississippi River remaining sparsely settled--Americans would have gone there whoever was in control. If Spain had not sold the area back to France, it's doubtful they could have held on to it once it started to fill up with American settlers. So we probably would have expanded west of the Mississippi, but perhaps in a more violent fashion.
Robert Taft died in 1953...so if he had been nominated and won, what would have mattered was who he picked for VP.
I'm waiting for him to announce what is the next book in the series: Garfield or McKinley.
The burning of Washington in 1814 destroyed the earliest census records for some states—a blow to many people doing genealogical research. The burning of Richmond in 1865 caused a greater loss, but confined to people with ancestors in Virginia.
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