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It’s Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday!

January 30, 2008

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There are the obvious reasons why contemporary historians would argue FDR as the greatest president in the history of the United States: he put the kibosh on the Great Depression with his New Deal program. His “arsenal of democracy” prevailed over Nazi Germany. He restructured the federal government to where it protected the little guy instead of Big Business. Yet Roosevelt had accomplished an even greater feat.  He made the most sensible, heroic, and utterly compassionate executive decision ever by anyone who resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

He repealed Prohibition.

Before you go out tonight to celebrate this brilliant legacy, make sure you read up a bit on the man – I would suggest a quick trip over to Modern Drunkard Magazine – specifically to this fine article:

FDR: Portrait of a Drinking President

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