john asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 years ago

Is Harry Truman the best president ever?

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  • 2 years ago

    Harry Truman is good but not best.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It depends on what you mean by "best."

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Past tense, dumbass, WAS, not IS. Fail.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    I'm surprised no one has yet typed Washington. He was the only one who became President by acclamation, and he kept state sectionalism from splintering the US.

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  • 2 years ago

    No, I would say that Abraham Lincoln was, for saving the union, and that FDR was second, for getting us through the Great Depression and Second World War. Truman did a fine job ending the war.

  • 1465
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    No. Between Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Truman, America was sold down the river.

    Before he became President, Wilson was a professor at Princeton, where he wrote some compromising letters to a law professor's wife. She extorted $40,000 from him through her attorney, Zionist Samuel Untermyer. Wilson didn't have the cash to pay, so Untermyer offered to pay it for him in exchange for a favor to be named later on. That "favor" turned out to be an appointment of the first Jewish (Zionist) judge to the Supreme Court, Louis Brandies.

    As blackmail goes, the "favors" are never really paid-in-full, and this one was no different. Brandies and Wilson quickly became "close associates", where, not much later, Wilson was pushed to get America into the European war (WW1).

    FDR was probably the worst President ever until Obama came along - they'd run a close race, anyway. Obama tried to sell America out - Roosevelt actually did it. America was supposed to maintain a neutral status in WW1 but got pulled into the war anyway. During WW2, America was again supposed to maintain neutrality and even passed the Neutrality Acts over 3 or 4 consecutive years leading up to America's involvement. The reason passage took so long was that it was constantly revised to give Roosevelt more leniency. He was already violating the laws, and so the Acts were being changed to accommodate him.

    The only way for FDR to remain as President was to run on campaigns that appeased the voters. With WW1 not far behind them, they were watching events unfolding in Europe and wanted no part of what was going on. Roosevelt would assure them that he would never send American boys to fight a war in Europe that was none of America's business.

    At the same time, he was trying to scare Americans into supporting the idea that to prevent Nazism from coming to America, the war should be "nipped in the bud" in Europe. He talked about how easily Hitler could reach America - even though Hitler explicitly stated that he had no interest in going after America. You'll never hear or see a single time when Hitler didn't refer to the Allied leaders with a lack of respect. Every time he mentioned them their names were always preceded by "Mr.". It was "Mr. Churchill" or "Mr. Roosevelt" - and this never changed. He had nothing against the American or British people. He felt sorry for them - they lived in Capitalist societies where their countries were so rich but refused to take care of their own people. Hitler is quoted as saying, "The most precious possession you have in the whole world is your own people."

    Roosevelt also had Zionist advisors in his administration - including Louis Brandies, Bernard Baruch, and Samuel Untermyer - Zionists who played a part in getting America into the first world war and who did the same in Roosevelt's administration.

    When Roosevelt couldn't scare the public or Congress into getting America into the European war, he provoked the Japanese into bringing the war to America. This got him the European war he wanted.

    Truman did his part, as well. His claim to fame came when, in 1947, the Zionists were trying to declare Israel to be an independent state. Now there are a lot of issues involved here that make such an idea a bad one - things that go b\ack before the Balfour Declaration, but Truman's actions are what's being focused on here, so I'll try and remain in that scope.

    Truman initially refused. Perhaps he was the only one who used his hindsight on the issues that took place leading up to the current request for support. Or it could be that the other sources the Zionists approached for their support just didn't want to remember. He was persuaded to support the idea of independence for Israel after the Zionists threatened to derail his 1948 Presidential campaign.

    The Zionists then approached Britain for their support. But by this time, Britain was ready to wash their hands over the whole Palestine issue - it cost more in problems for Britain than what it was worth. Britain dropped it in the lap of the newly formed League of Nations who subsequently gave their approval.

    If you'll look up "JFK secret societies speech", you'll hear him talk about "secret societies" - Zionism is one of those secret societies that he warned about. And they took him out for it.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    No he was a True Racist Like FDR and Eisenhower

    they had no trouble sending African Americans to war but to deny them the medal of Honour Forever was Pure racist Filth

    FDR said No African American will ever receive the Medal of Honor for any action in WW2 Clinton ignored FDR Truman and the Eisenhower

  • 2 years ago

    No... FDR was better

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It's a tie between him and Lincoln.

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    He was good, but Lincoln was better.

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