Originally posted May 29, 2015.
Barack Hussein Obama is certainly a top-four candidate, joining FDR, and Lyndon Johnson on any worst American president short list. But it is Woodrow Wilson on the top rung of the ranking ladder as the worst president in American history.
Wilson gave America the income-redistribution-based, progressive income tax as well as the Fed, a private banking institution originated for the benefit of international bankers and the Washington political elite.
Woodrow Wilson, as historian Jim Powell tells readers in Wilson’s War, committed “the fateful blunder that radically altered the course of the twentieth century—and led to some of the most murderous dictators in history.”
Jim Powell notes, “President Woodrow Wilson famously rallied the United States to enter World War I by saying ‘the nation had a duty to make the world safe for democracy’.” But as Mr. Powell demonstrates in his outstanding book, Wilson instead opened the door to murderous tyrants and Communist rulers. No other president has had a hand—however unintended—in so much destruction. “Wilson surely ranks as the worst president in American history.”
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