9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her

Presidents Who Screwed Up America And Four Who Tried to Save Her Of the forty four presidents who have led the United States nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation Which nine Brion McClanahan author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Foundi

  • Title: 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her
  • Author: Brion T. McClanahan
  • ISBN: 9781621573753
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Of the forty four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation Which nine Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence 9 PresidentOf the forty four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation Which nine Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation s current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

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    1. I enjoy reading about different opinions than mine, and I often will read books whose political philosophy is opposed to mine. And indeed, I don't agree with the basic premise of this book, which treats the Constitution as many do the Bible; an inviolate document that is as relevant now as it was over 200 years ago. That being said, I wanted to read the arguments. Sadly, the arguments are paper thin, full of overheated rhetoric and hyperbole. It's an obviously slanted work, ignoring history when [...]

    2. "9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her" is a fantastic read. McClanahan takes on mainstream history by classifying as the worst presidents in American history several that are usually named among the best. He evaluates presidents based on how well they upheld their oaths of office (protect and defend the Constitution). If we use this rating system, the usual ranking of presidents is largely inverted. The "do-nothing" presidents usually rank very low on mainstream ra [...]

    3. I THOUGHT I KNEW A LITTLE ABOUT HISTORY; I WAS WRONG.Read The 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and then you tell me how much you knew about American history I was shocked to read how these 9 Presidents and others, and especially our current President, totally ignored the U. S. Constitution and more specifically their Oath of Office to Defend the Constitution of the United States. Lost in the reading is the total and undeniable avoidance of the duties of Congress as defined by our Constitution [...]

    4. An interesting read. If you thought you knew how the Constitution is supposed to work with checks, balances, and restrictions on executive overreach, maybe you do, but I certainly didnt know as much as I thought I did. Presidents whom I admire, and admittedly still do, seem to have ignored their oath to defend the Constitution either in an effort to "save" America or to simply extend executive power to levels that the Founding Fathers never wanted or intended for this country. After reading this [...]

    5. Not the best writing, but I do agree with the conclusion that the Presidency has expanded in scope and power far beyond what the Founders intended. I also agree with the author's high regard for Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge.

    6. This was a very quick but thought provoking read about just how out of control the Federal government, and especially the executive branch, has become. This book easily could have gone into more depth with each of the 13 presidents described (9 bad and 4 good) and been at least twice as long. It is depressing to think that we may never see a president who actually governs according to the Constitution as it was ratified in 1788 ever again.

    7. There are some disingenuous themes at work here. Some of the themes are correct, but in some cases here, the circumstances are completely ignored and events are treated as a polemical grab-bag for Texas Sharpshooters. Entire laws at the disposal of every president since 1795 were wholly ignored(Militia Act of 1792 rev.94 & 95 which expand emergency powers to the president, etc). Yet at the same time many of the presidents on the list are indeed kind of on the wrong side of history.If you app [...]

    8. It is my dearest hope that by the time Donald Trump leaves the West Wing, the office of the presidency will have been so discredited that no one will take it seriously anymore. Congress will take serious measures to counter executive overreach, and the American people will somberly reflect that it was a bad idea to allow so much responsibility, expectation, and power to rest on the shoulders of one man. My second dearest hope is that pigs will fly. Brion McClanahan does what he can to take the A [...]

    9. This book was really hard for me to like. It does touch up on some good points that presidents have overreached their executive power but I don't think the author realized that Constitution is vague when it comes to limiting much of the power of the president. Most presidents have probably read the Constitution but drawn on their conclusion as to what exactly they can and cannot do when it comes to their own presidency. In times of war, some presidents might overreach their power. Abraham Lincol [...]

    10. Executive Overreach Defined and DocumentedMcClanahan does a great job, as always, of going back to the source and clearly defining, in this case, the massive executive overreach occurringwith ample citations to support his claims. Though, I find it funny how his nine presidents look like an expanded Mount Rushmore, according to our state approved history. Curious.

    11. This was a really good book because it helps to explain how we got so far away from Constitutional principals as a country in relation to the Executive Office. Many of our past Presidents violated and contributed to the crisis with their unconstitutional and "executive" actions. There were also chapters on those Presidents who tried to save our country by doing the "right thing".

    12. Would not recommendRevisionist, poorly argued, brief, and biased beyond justification. Loses all nuance and merely describes events in summary--hardly an informative work.

    13. Really made me think. It is truly very hard to remain true to the constitution & Federalism, an ideal that we have strayed so far from

    14. A well written, if controversial, book that follows the paths of nine US Presidents who are charged by the author with gradually increasing the influence of the Executive branch by unconstitutionally usurping power. These 9 are: Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Harry Truman, LBJ, Richard Nixon, and Barack Obama. McClanahan absolutely skewers even the most traditionally untouchable on the list, citing case after case of unconstitutional actions. It was, at fi [...]

    15. Fantastic! Though, I am sure that there will be many filled with rage when reading the author's words. The author makes these claims based on adherence to the constitution, plain and simple. I was shocked when I saw Abraham Lincoln on the first list, too, but the author cautiously explains how Lincoln circumvented the constitution time and time again, setting precedent for the worst that would follow--that's what really the "screw up" was. For those who think that individuals getting money from [...]

    16. The sole criteria for rating the Presidency is adherence to the Constitutional mandate. This criteria poses a challenge to the modern American, who has been lead to believe by our politicians, our media, and our educational system that government must be for the good of the people and that the President is just like the Prime Ministers of those also-ran governments who cannot hold a candle to American liberty.This book is challenging and provides a breath of fresh air to our stagnating culture.W [...]

    17. Interesting book. I gave it three stars because it is slightly slanted to a particular ideology and leaves some holes in how it looks at presidential actions. From an originalist standpoint, the book makes sense, but from a context standpoint, we have to remember that presidents responded to particular challenges based on the context of situations with what they hoped would be the best at the time they were confronted. The one thing that is consistent throughout is that politicians have been par [...]

    18. This is easily the best book I have read in a long time. Completely eviscerates the awful presidents who, whilst oft lauded by 'progressives' (whose vile ideology has increasingly seeped into American politics) violated their oaths, illegally expanded executive power, usurped power from the other branches of government, and passed slews of unconstitutional legislation that continually hamstrung America and its citizens. Conversely, this book did a great job showing the greatness of four presiden [...]

    19. Interesting. Basically all of the ones who run roughshod over the constitution the most are considered great by the teaming masses and historians. Those who follow the oath of office, vetoing unconstitutional bills passed, and refusing to raise the debt, are all labeled boring placeholders by historians, and rated as uncaring cheapskates and do-nothings by the fickle voters who tend to get rid of them the first change they get.

    20. This book should be required reading for all high school students so that they may better understand mistakes made in the past by those we've trusted in the executive branch. Likewise, the author makes a clear case for four excellent models who actually kept the oath of office--to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    21. An interesting look at ConstitutionI enjoyed the analysis of presidential decisions and actions as they related to the U. s. Constitution. Worth the read regardless of your politics.

    22. Who have the greatest American Presidents been? Who are the worst? The answers may surprise you.As the author says, the problem with academic polls on this matter isn't the questions, but rather the perception of the executive office, a perception that has been skewed by the success of the United States in the 20th century and the growth of the power of the executive branch relative to the other branches and levels of government. The historians who usually participate in these polls lack an orig [...]

    23. Just picked this up as part of my Presidents Day book selections. It's part of my "side eye" picks.(I obligate myself to choosing at least one or two potentially dubious works written by biased scholars.) This author - from my brief skim - seems to be beating the conservative drum. (for those ready to say something I also pick from the other side) I'll know more after reading it if he's failed to leave his bias behind and be a proper historian. I can say that I've discovered that his doctoral me [...]

    24. I think most readers will be amazed at just how many of our Presidents have abused the power of the Presidency and expanded executive powers unconstitutionally. McClanahan takes his "screwed up America" strictly from perspective of Constitutional vs Unconstitutional actions walking readers through history from the beginning (starting with Washington). While both liberal and conservative Presidents are guilty of unconstitutional usurpation of power, no President has been more blatant about flaunt [...]

    25. Excellent, non-partisan read for all of those who seek to understand the history behind the abuse of executive power.

    26. This book is what happens when you rate the work of presidents not by great speeches or grand wasteful projects that please the media propaganda but on the extent to which they actually kept the oath they swore and fulfilled the job for which they were hired. It's fascinating from beginning to end, giving refreshingly different perspectives on men one might think are known, and more than a few times bringing to light great unsung heroes who did amazing things in the world but were forgotten exac [...]

    27. I obviously don't have enough time for reading, because this book shouldn't take a month or more to read. This is a very interesting and educational book. I found myself verifying facts that I thought I knew and was completely wrong. I see in other reviews that people felt similarly. Perhaps, the moment one enters the Presidential race they should be given a class on the Constitution particularly as it relates to the office of President. This book shows how the Presidency has been changed, mostl [...]

    28. Very informative. I did not realized the limitations placed on the executive office by the Constitution. Every politician in Washington needs to read this to better understand the restraints in place. The Federal government has taken too many liberties by exacting control over what the states were supposed to do for themselves, and making those independent governments and individual citizens dependent upon the Feds. As, I believe, Coolidge said, "It's up to the people to support the government; [...]

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