Hat/Tip to Nick Sorrentino at Doug Ross @ Journal.
He was instrumental in the Allied victories in WWII, but his economic policies were disastrous. A little tidbit that is all but forgotten is the fact that Roosevelt forced all Americans to turn in their gold, or else.
FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people.
What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime.
Just imagine the uproar if Obama did such a thing. But hey, I mean he compares himself to FDR all the time, so maybe we ought to all hide our gold now, while we can…
There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hair’s breadth short of being a dictator.
She was probably being nice.
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