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Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Storm13 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 1:37 PM
Herman asked why MLK gets a holiday all to himself and all of the 44 America's president's combined only have one day. I offer these answers to his question. A) Most President's DON'T deserve a holiday never the less a birthday, I will let you decide which fall into that catagory. B) If MLK were white, there would be no holiday bearing his name. We all know this holiday was passed into law for political bootstapping. Though I am no fan of LBJ, he did more for civil rights than any president in history, including Lincoln. If these answers make me a racist because I spoke about MLK, then so be it. I will just have to learn to improvise, adapt and overcome.
Drifter33 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:28 PM
This is revisionist history. Cherry picking "facts".

LBJ as the "greatest" anything is a travesty.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:17 PM
" Though I am no fan of LBJ, he did more for civil rights than any president in history, including Lincoln. "

Absolutely Retarded thing to say!

Lets see Lincoln only freed the slaves and worked tirelessly to pass the 13th Amendment . And you compare that to passing the 64 civil rights Amendment?

In 1957/58, Ike proposed a civil rights bill every bit as strong as the 64 civil rights bill. Dems in the senate filibustered it. The Dem Senate Majority leader stripped the bill of all the enforcement provisions and watered it down so it would pass but be pretty meaningless. Who was that Senate Majority leader? Sen L.B. Johnson. he set the civil rights movement BACK YEARS in doing so.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:23 PM
If LBJ had not blocked the bill in 57/58 some of the worst demonstrations and acts of the early 60s would not have happened.

IKE also was the President that sent the Federal troops to Arkansas to secure the right of the children to attend the public school closest to where they lived regardless of ethnic background.

And of Course Andrew Johnson , if you want to talk about Pres Johnson was President when the 14th Amendment was passed along with the 1866 Civil rights bill, the period of Reconstruction and the time of the first black senators!
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:26 PM
LBJ's Great Society is a disaster we are still paying for.
As for his expansion of the war in Viet Nam, he cost this country far too many for far too little gain.

The Washington Examiner has a few thoughts worth reading about why it's worth celebrating "George Washington's Birthday," as today officially is designated.  Often, we don't hear as much about President Washington, as a person, perhaps because few of his writings (especially compared to Presidents Jefferson and Lincoln) survive.

I have always revered George Washington as the father of our country.  As the Examiner editorial points out, he was truly remarkable in that he made the unprecedented decision to relinquish power voluntarily, thus setting the precedent for civilian control of America's military.  He likewise resigned the...