LCC Reader and Humble Libertarian Blogger Eric Olson informed me recently of his latest project: Why Every President Sucked. You absolutely must check it out.

Besides having a really cool and creative site layout, his content is fantastic. Essentially, he has gone through the history of each United States President and shown why each and every one, from George to Barack, was terrible and a blight to liberty. He is cataloguing “America’s Undying Pursuit of a King.” You heard us right: the United States has never had a “good” president. Every single one has exacted tyranny in some way or another. Eric doesn’t excuse anyone because some foolish historian or civics teacher told us once that “Presidents have to make the hard decisions.” As if it’s hard to make a decision to do the right thing, like not incinerate 250,000 Japanese civilians with an atomic bomb, or imprison those who dissent against your policies. But I digress, back to Eric…

On every page, he gives in short form what exactly each President did that was so heinous. Then – and this is where it gets great – he has written a short song for all 44 presidents about their crimes against humanity. Every song has been recorded as a short video and posted on YouTube. When you think about it, just writing, say, 20 of these to start up the site would be quite an achievement, but he has already written a song for each one!

After each song, he has posted the lyrics and guitar chords so you can read along or even learn the song yourself, if you like.

I have to hand it to Eric; he really did a great job here. It is truly an achievement of note, and worthy of remark. It’s just so, I don’t know, simple. Not simplistic, just the good kind of simple. If you know the history, you can enjoy the songs and learn quick facts that you can bring out in a jiffy when talking to people. If you’re not as aware, then you’re being exposed to great information in short form, with an entertaining way of remembering it.

I mean, seriously, how can you forget that John Adams wrote the Alien and Sedition Acts after hearing Eric sing, “Is it ‘cause you kind of look like an alien?” Really, what’s your problem, John?

This video/song about John Adams is definitely one of my favorite. I also really like the songs about Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.

So thanks Eric, for telling the truth and making it ever easier to learn and retain the truth. GREAT JOB!

Check it out, here’s the link once more: http://whyeverypresidentsucked.com

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Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded LibertarianChristians.com and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • So glad you like the site, Norman! I made it specifically so that people like your readers would be able to gateway their friends toward philosophical freedom in the guise of music, comedy and satire.

  • Well, it's splendidly done, what else can I say?

  • Amazing! Thanks for sharing ( :

  • Lc

    He had to really stretch to come up with something against Buchanan. “He couldn't single-handedly prevent the civil war”?

  • Splendid, indeed. And some of them are downright funny!

  • What about Thomas Jefferson? While he was a great libertarian both before and after he left power (particularly after he left power, though, as after then he made a clearly libertarian statement in one of his letters), as Murray Rothbard documented in his essay “Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States,” he sold out when he was in power, even as he had a passable first term. This problem was not just Jefferson’s problem. It was a problem that affected many of the classical liberals and libertarians of the day: inconsistency of principle. This inconsistency infected many of the Founders, Thomas Paine, John Locke, and even many of the individualist anarchists (particularly Benjamin Tucker, who agitated for the Triple Entente’s war with Germany).

  • Jefferson was probably the “best” of them, but it is not as though presidents keep a very good crowd.