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Remember when America had two sane political parties?

September 15, 2011

Addicting Info has a post that describes the achievements of Eisenhower, the last good Republican president. Here are a few of his achievements. Could you imagine anyone in today’s GOP caring enough about America to even propose any of these achievements?

  • He ended the Korean War.
  • He launched the Space Race.
  • He appointed Earl Warren as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court, which subsequently led to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
  • He enlarged Social Security by rolling it into the newly formed Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
  • He launched the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, which basically led to the construction of the interstate highways.
  • He warned the country about the growing influence of what he referred to as “the military industrial complex” in his farewell address to the nation in 1961.

None of these achievements should excuse the many mistakes of the Eisenhower administration, but at least he knew how to put his country ahead of his selfish greed.

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