TEN WORST PRESIDENTS
By Jon Christian Ryter
March 7, 2007
In its Feb. 26 issue, US News & World Report listed�in their view�America's 10 worst presidents. The list, compiled by their senior editor, Jay Tolson, from the results of 5 presidential surveys lists the least effective presidents rather than the worst. From that perspective, listed as the 8th least effective president was William Henry Harrison who got pneumonia just before the inauguration. He died a month later, becoming the shortest reigning president. The poll picked James Buchanan�the only homosexual to become president�as the worst president because they believed that Buchanan, who preceded Lincoln, had an opportunity to stop the spread of slavery into the western territories but did nothing to stop it. Two of those on Tolson's list are on my list: Ulysses S. Grant and Richard Nixon. But, two of those on his "worst" list would be on my "best" list if I had compiled one.
I suspect if US News & World Report compiled a list of the ten best presidents, most of those on my "worst" list would be on their best list. Before considering who would be on my "best" list, let's look at those who have done the best job of destroying the Bill of Rights or, at least, of abrogating liberty. The president who did the most to marginalize liberty in the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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As the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt's first official act �on the day he took office�was to classify the people of the United States as an enemy of the federal government. This was done by covertly rewording the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 within the Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933 in order for the bankers who crashed the stock market in 1929 and brought about a three year recession (that FDR's manipulations converted into a decade-long depression) to seize the gold possessed by the American people and replace it with debt-backed paper scrip that was redeemable in nothing.
Roosevelt created the unelected bureaucracy that swallowed the accountability factor of the US government. By blaming the bureaucracy for writing regulations that could never have been enacted by an elected legislator who had expectations of getting reelected, the politicians deflected voter accountability. Further, Roosevelt politicized the US Supreme Court in order to drive the ideological agenda of the liberal Congress. But, more than anything else, Roosevelt earned the distinction of being the worst president because, on Nov. 26, 1941 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (in a wiretapped call taped by the Gestapo, Gestapo File #321-41) called FDR to inform him that the Japanese fleet was sailing towards Hawaii to attack the American fleet at Pearl Harbor�and asked Roosevelt to do nothing so the United States could enter the British war against the Axis without any voter backlash in the 1942 midterm election. Knowing Americans were soon going to be killed in a surprise attack, FDR boarded his private train for a belated Thanksgiving celebration in Warm Springs, Georgia. Because FDR deliberately did nothing in order to get the United States into a war America could have easily avoided, 3,219 American navy and army personnel died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. Another 1,272 were wounded.
FDR climbed into bed with the globalists before World War II became World War II. On August 10, 1941 Roosevelt met Churchill in Placentia Bay off the coast of Newfoundland to divide the spoils of war at the conclusion of a world war that had not yet officially began. But more important, Roosevelt and Churchill redesigned the League of Nations by giving it a new suit of clothes and calling it the United Nations. Like the League of Nations, the UN was to be the parliament of the world�with every nation surrendering sovereignty to the Americanized League of Nations.
The second most infamous US president was former New Jersey governor Thomas Woodrow Wilson. A year before the Election of 1912, Wilson became a willing pawn of the money barons by speaking out on behalf of JP Morgan and the money Mafia by suggesting that President William Howard Taft appoint a board of savvy businessmen and bankers like Morgan to oversee the financial compass of the nation and actually to steer the US ship-of-State. Morgan liked the so idea well enough that he sent one of his aides, Col. Edward Mandall House to manage Wilson. The Morgan people polled the American people several times in 1911-12 and realized that Wilson could not be elected since the polls suggested he would not rise about 40%. House Speaker Champ Clark was the Democratic favorite that year, and would likely win the nomination. But Taft, the polls said, was a shoo-in for reelection. Morgan and the money cartel manipulated the election by backing every candidate that year except Eugene V. Debs, the socialist. They secretly funded Wilson's campaign and openly supported both Champ Clark in the primary�and their own third party candidate, popular former president Teddy Roosevelt whom they knew would pull the conservative vote away from Taft and throw the election to Wilson. At least, that's what the honest, in-house polls told them.
The money Mafia had a lot riding on the Election of 1912. First were the successful ratifications of the 16th and 17th Amendments that would [a] give the federal government the right to impose an income tax on the American people and [b] remove the States from the equation of federal power. That would prevent the States from killing legislation that would increase the power of the central government�and its ability to surrender the nation's sovereignty to the League of Nations whenever they felt the time was right. And second was the central bank that was promised to JP Morgan by Wilson if the governor won the White House. Morgan was determined to make sure he did. More special interest money changed hands in American politics from 1906 to 1912 than it did in any decade in the 20th century until the 1970s when TV became the expensive paid venue for delivering the political message to the voters.
Wilson sold out the United States twice during his 8-year reign. First, Congress helped the bankers violate the Constitution by surrendering their right to create the nation's money supply to private bankers. Wilson kept his promise to Morgan and signed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 into law on Dec. 23, 1913. On Jan. 18, 1918 in an address to Congress Wilson outlined his 14 Points (which were the cornerstone of the Treaty of Versailles). The 14th point was the foundation of the League of Nations. When he and Col. House structured the 14 Points, House assured Wilson he would become the first president of the world�providing the League of Nations was ratified by the US Senate before he left office on March 3, 1921. (The Senate had already rejected the Treaty of Versailles in May, 1920 because all signatory nations would be required to surrender sovereignty and summit to the authority and jurisdiction of the League of Nations in Brussels.) Knowing the League of Nations was bad for America, Wilson still took a whistlestop train tour to sell America's yokels that it was a good deal. America never joined the League of Nations, but thanks to FDR, we got sucked into the United Nations. It's now an even worse deal�and the United States gets to get out.
Like most 20th century Democratic presidents, James Earl Carter had a House and Senate controlled by his own party. Yet the 95th and 96th Congresses were hamstrung by such intense gridlock that the Democratically-controlled Congress could accomplish nothing. The most inept President ever to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was taking his direction from the globalists at the Council on Foreign Relations. And, in doing so, Carter came close to sinking the ship-of-State. On the advise of the CFR, Carter ceded control of the Panama Canal to the to the government of Panamanian strongman Gen. Omar Torrijos (or whomever would be in charge of that government at midnight on December 31, 1999).
The Panama Canal Treaty required that the United States remove its military bases from the Canal Zone. In return the Torrijos government (which no longer exists�and which was deeply in debt to several international banks) promised that the United States would possess "primary access" through the Canal. American warships would receive priority over any vessels approaching the "big ditch." The one-worlders argued that this would somehow be good for the American economy and, thus, the American people. Like any good politician, Carter delayed the handover for two decades so someone else would take the flack from the American people when the giveaway of Canal took place. When the handover occurred, the People's Republic of China was standing in the wings waiting to assume control of the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone.
The CFR also advised Carter to renounce colonialism by ceding several islands which the United States has owned since World War II to Kiribati. The 13 atolls and islands, part of the Spratly island tier, were won during some of the bloodiest and most costly fighting in the Pacific campaign. In 1979, Carter quietly,�and without authorization from Congress�ceded part of the Stewart island group land masses (near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands to Kiribati. Carter gave away Washington Island, Fanning Island, Makin Island and Little Makin (also known as Makin Atoll). These islands, in the South China Sea, were viewed by the United States as critical to our national defense, have since been taken over by the People's Republic of China which claims the entire South China Sea as sovereign Chinese "territory."
What islands in America's security zone that Carter didn't give up in 1979 President Bill Clinton abandoned between 1997 and 1999. China, of course, was standing in the wings to assume ownership of all of America's territorial rejects, expanding China's territorial claims all the way to Hawaii. Without a shot fired, Clinton surrendered seven of nine strategic military possessions to China: Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Nassau Island, and Palmyra Island. Only Wake and Midway Islands remain US territorial possessions at this time. The Stewart Islands are part of the land mass of the Hawaiian Island chain, and thus, part of our 50th State. On the advise of CFR advisor and Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright�again, without the consent of the GOP-controlled Congress�Clinton struck the flag and deserted those islands. China raised its flag over those islands almost overnight. In the seabeds around those strategic military assets are the world's largest known oil and natural gas reserves. For Bill Clinton to cede a piece of Hawaii to China by Executive Order would be no different than having President George W. Bush cede a chunk of barren desert between El Paso and the Mexican border to Mexico believing it was okay because no one was using it at the moment. Presidents who assume power they do not constitutionally possess are rogue presidents and should be removed from office.
When Bill Clinton was impeached by the 106th Congress he should have been removed from office�not for the stained blue dress, but for violating the Hatch Act of 1939, the Pendleton Act of 1887 and the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1979 and, moreso, because the co-presidency of Bill and Hillary Clinton, abetted by Vice President Al Gore solicited�and accepted�illegal campaign contributions from the People's Republic of China, and in particular, from the intelligence arm of the People's Liberation Army.
In the winter of 1994-95, just a few months before the People's Liberation Army conspired with Gore and the Clintons to illegally and secretly contribute millions of dollars to the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton-Gore Campaign, PRC president Jiang Zemin was feted several times by the Clintons and Gore. In China, Jiang told a group of PLA generals that the United States remained China's chief enemy. A copy of Jiang's anti-US remarks made its way to a German news magazine, Der Spiegel [January 16, 1995; pg. 110]. Jiang wanted to assure his generals that even if he had to clink glasses with Western leaders, he knew who their chief enemy was.
Even after the American people discovered that the Chinese military had compromised our top secret weapons facility at Los Alamos, Congressmen and Senators from both sides of the aisle continued China's most favored nation status. Those congressional efforts were initiated after the American people learned that China had [a] secured our most advanced MX missile technology; and in 1996, just before the national elections [b] received 600 supercomputers from the United States due to a decision by the Clinton-Gore Administration�computers that, according to the Cox Report, had military implications which "...could prove valuable..." to the PLA "...by exploring US information networks, and the technologies that are associated with database warfare such as jammers, microwave weapons and anti-satellite weapons; [c] gained the extremely high tech, and very sophisticated, computer technology China needed to perfect the accuracy of their missiles systems from Loral Space Systems and Hughes Electronic who supplied that data to the PLA without a license waiver from the Defense Department, and [d] learned that in 1983, the PLA had received, from our Los Alamos lab, the blueprints to build a neutron bomb."
Add to that fact statements made as recently as April, 2000 where Jiang and other high-ranking PLA officers said they expected that, within a few years at the most, China will be engaged in a nuclear war with the United States, you have to ask why any member of the US Congress would vote for any type of trade relation with China. When you ask the question, you discover there is no logical answer�except perhaps one. The PRC and the PLA paid the Clinton Administration millions of dollars for high level access into the administration. While thousands of those dollars came through Gore's Buddhist monk outreach program, some 128 "coffees" netted about $53 million�most of which came through straw donors from Lt. Col. Chaoying Liu, the daughter of Chinese intelligence chief Gen. Huaqing Liu.
When you ask why Congress would ignore what amounts to treason and impeach Clinton for lying about an infidelity, it's because communist China has been illegally funding liberal Senate and Congressional candidates from as early as 1979 when Beijing began to worry that Carter's popularity had dipped so low that not only would the Democrats lose the White House to any GOP candidate in 1980, they would also likely lose Congress as well. Sen. Alan Cranston [D-CA] who headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, devoted most of his political life to defending socialism and changing the United States into a socialist welfare state, was the perfect conduit for the PLA. Until he retired, the PLA's largess was funneled through the DSCC by the PLC. Unknown amounts of money was dispensed to his fellow liberals by Cranston. Charging Bill Clinton with treason would have opened a can of worms that far too many elected officials in Congress could not afford. And today, his wife wants to continue this legacy.
While two other presidents engaged in criminal misconduct, John Adams earned his place as the 4th worst president on my list. Adams, like most of the Founding Fathers, was a wealthy land owner (who owned much of Quincy, Massachusetts) and was part of the landed aristocracy. Unlike most American aristocrats who had wealth but no direct blood ties to any crown head of Europe, Adams was a direct descendent of King Edward I and Edward II of England.
The aristocrats who controlled the Federalist Party believed they were entitled to privilege�and the immunities associated with privilege. Congress enacted, and Adams signed the Aliens and Sedition Act which allowed the Adams Administration to arrest and imprison anyone who criticized his administration. The penalty for speaking against the President of the United States was a $1,000 fine and the seizure of all assets and property of the accused. Those accused were tried by the US Supreme Court. Sadly, that meant once convicted, those adjudged guilty had no venue for appeal. Because Congress would not repeal the law, the States enacted the Kentucky and Virginia Resolves and declared the law unconstitutional, using the supra powers of the States to nullify the law. Adams earned his spot in presidential infamy by his willingness to bankrupt and imprison anyone who questioned him. For part 2 click below.
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Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website.
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As the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt's first official act �on the day he took office�was to classify the people of the United States as an enemy of the federal government.