Robert Spencer Rates the Presidents

A "great president is one who puts America first," concludes bestselling author Robert Spencer in his latest book, Rating America's Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was an Absolute Disaster.  His review of presidential history offers a provocative, intriguing analysis of what exemplifies policies that maintain American independence at home and abroad. Spencer proudly follows the limited government traditions of Founding Fathers like Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  They, Spencer claims, "would largely agree with my evaluations."  While "America first ... has been mislabeled, derided, and dismissed as 'isolationism,'" for Spencer, this phrase "only means that in dealing with the world, American presidents will be looking out primarily for the good of Americans." Embracing President Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1961 warning against the...(Read Full Article)
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