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[–] murraryrothbard 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Yes...Teddy Roosevelt was quite the war monger for starters. He advanced the backward belief that workers are more important than consumers - of which every worker is 1st a consumer. In essence, Teddy was prone to lobby efforts by lessor competition to interfere on their behalf to make things more "fair". Which of course led to consumers suffering higher prices. Sort of basic econ 101 shit that got lost at the same point progressivism started. And I am loosely related to the guy somehow. (or so I am told)

Yet I STILL am not offended by his statue. In fact his statue provided me this very excuse to point out his idiotic progressive double-think.

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[–] murraryrothbard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

After the 1902 elections, Roosevelt called for a ban on railroad rebates to large industrial concerns, as well as for the creation of a Bureau of Corporations to study and report on monopolistic practices.[22] To pass his anti-trust package through Congress, Roosevelt appealed directly to the people, casting the legislation as a blow against the malevolent power of Standard Oil. Roosevelt's campaign proved successful, and he won Congressional approval of the creation of the Bureau of Corporations and the Department of Commerce and Labor. He also won passage of the Elkins Act, which restricted the granting of railroad rebates.[23]

What effect do you think this had? This was the creation of new govt buearcracies to be staffed with govt busybodies who fancy themselves as "stewards" of the economy. This inspired the likes of Hoover and FDR, whose actions directly resulted in the worst depression the country has ever seen. And his legacy of war mongering imperialism gave precedent to the likes of Wilson (worst pres of all time) to get us in WWl. Teddy's legacy is one of progressive destruction that has set this country back light years from the great spirit that lead us to the industrial revolution.