Who is the worst president we’ve ever had? I’ll give you nine guesses… or you could just read author and historian Brion McClanahan’s controversial new book, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America—And Four Who Tried to Save Her.
In 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America, McClanahan dives deep into the history of our U.S. presidents, explaining that abuse of the Constitution and the overgrowth of the executive branch began long before President Barack Obama took office — but McClanahan doesn’t let him off the hook, either.
Among the things exposed in 9 President Who Screwed Up America:
• Lincoln violated the Constitution because as commander-in-chief he believed he had to “subdue the enemy,” no matter the collateral damage. His violations created a blueprint for more executive abuse in the future.
• By the time Obama leaves office in 2017, Americans will have suffered under twenty-eight consecutive years of unconstitutional executive usurpation of power.
• Over a two-year period, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act twenty-eight times, ostensibly to give employers time to comply with the law. This was a blatantly unconstitutional power grab by the executive office.
• History has shown that presidents tend to abuse their power in their second term, and that the best presidents tend to serve less than eight years in office.
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