Nesaie wrote:Are you talking about Teddy Roosevelt? If you are, I hope you're joking.
I AM talking about Theodore "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" Roosevelt. The man who fought day and night against corporations, passed the Meat Inspection Act and The Pure Food and Drug Act, preserved thousands of acres of wilderness as national parks and forests and halted the destructive power of Industrialization, earned the Medal of Honor AND the Nobel Peace Prize (the first American to do so), boxed kangaroos, wrestled piranhas, sported a mighty mustache, skinny-dipped in the Potomac during winter, got his left eye knocked out and permanently blinded (after a boxing match) and continued on like nothing happened, was an avid sportsman, and is considered the second most-read president after Jefferson, and he even read books in multiple languages. He even gave a ninety minute-long speech after being SHOT. He evaluated (himself) that, since he wasn't coughing up blood, the bullet hadn't made it to the lung and that he'd be fine to go up. He was the last president we've had where no one was able to push him around.
He has his faults, of course. He was a Jingoist. He believed and saw it fit to wave the power of the US at any ol' thing, he wasn't much of a civil rights enthusiast (though he DID invite Booker T. Washington into the White House), and (probably his biggest flaw) was his establishment of The Monroe Doctrine. Still, the man is BY FAR the best leader we've had in the last hundred years.
Where the heck did you get Ted Kennedy from? We're talking about presidents, not descendants of Jabba The Hutt.
War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.
Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.
Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.
War = Life