Teddy Roosevelt

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    I was amused yesterday to learn that Teddy Roosevelt was an early champion of universal health care and in fact originally ran for office with it as part of his platform.

    It was beaten back, of course, by those that claimed it would make us like the Prussians or the Germans.
     
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    The Prussians ARE 'The Germans.'
     
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    I know. Should have put that in parenthesis.


    Always shooting the messenger. :lol:
     
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    You learned this yesterday?
    Yikes ,Keep some thing private.
     
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    ?

    You do know that Teddy is considered the prototype neocon, don't you?
     
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    I learned yesterday that Washington, DC was named after George Washington, the President.

    I always thought that George Washington had changed his last name to match the capital's name when he became President.
     
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    I was surprised to learn that George Washington did not actually build the George Washington bridge.

    Go figure

    And what are the odds against Henry Hudson boating up a river with his EXACT last name?
     
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    Seems both President Obama and you haven't a sense of what Teddy Roosevelt was about regarding the American adaptation of the Bismarck plan? Then again, seems Obama plans on rewriting a lot of history, Wright legacy indeed.
     
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    Silly Xot.

    It was named after George Washington CARVER.
     
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    Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither. We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Party_(United_States,_1912)
     

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