Ten Worst Americans List

December 30th, 2005

Blogger Beer led me to All Things Beautiful’s challenge to name the 10 Worst Americans.

What self-respecting blogger could resist?

In no particular order:

1.) Harry A. Blackmun – (On logical, cialis usa cialis legal, cialis sale help and Constitutional grounds, Roe Vs. Wade is the worst decision the court ever made.)

2.) Richard Nixon – Shameful.

3.) Jeffry Dahmer – local boy who represents Gacy, Bundy, et el on the list.

4.) Nathan Bedford Forrest – Founder of the KKK

5.) William Simmons – founder of the second KKK.

6.) John Wilkes Booth – do I really have to explain why?

7.) Timothy McVeigh – Homegrown terrorist.

8.) Sam Walton – not for the normal reasons offered by liberals, but because Walmart makes it seem that the only thing Americans care about is getting their hands on the cheapest crap possible.

I really didn’t want to name these last couple because they are so obvious. But sometimes, things are obvious for a reason.

9.) Benedict Arnold. Why? He’s Benedict Arnold for God’s sake.

10.) Joseph McCarthy – I hate to include another Wisconsinite on this list, but what can you do?

One last comment: Making this list was actually more difficult than I thought it would be. While many people throw around the term “evil Americans” pretty liberally nowadays (pun intended), there have been a lot fewer truly rotten Americans than you might think after a couple of hundred years.

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  • 1. Alexandra  |  December 30th, 2005 at 2:43 am

    All Things Beautiful TrackBack A Challenge To The Blogosphere: ‘The Ten Worst Americans’ List

    “As a post Christmas/Hannukah Challenge, I invited the Blogosphere to name ‘The Ten Worst Americans’….Elliot @ From Where I Sit has his choices here.

  • 2. Melinda Omdahl  |  December 30th, 2005 at 7:15 pm

    One tends to be more familiar with one’s neighbors than anyone else. Thus, being from Wisconsin myself, I agree with the two included in this list.

    However, I also wonder if New Yorkers or Californians would be so humble enough as to offer up two of thier own on such a list.

  • 3. grumps  |  December 31st, 2005 at 10:16 am

    A thoughtful list. There are many to whom I would give a, “Hell yes,” and a few that elicit a quiet nod. My bleeding heart requires me to object to the inclusion of Blackmun.

    My gut also challenged the inclusion of McCarthy. My first thought was that a drunken chicken farmer didn’t really qualify as evil. Then I hunkered down with aftermath of his immoral crusade. His campaign against an ephemeral “communism” is not so different than a “War on Terror.”

    He blindly flailed against an enemy that could not be struck directly in the hope that some legitimate targets would fall alongside the innocent victims of his hunt. The casual disregard for the niceties of Civil Rights and Constitutional Authority give comfort to those who believe the suspension of the Fourth Amendment is acceptable in a time of war.

  • 4. Administrator  |  December 31st, 2005 at 12:00 pm

    You know, for a guy named “Grumps,” I haven’t seen very much grumpiness.

    I wouldn’t call all these guys “evil.”

    For example, Nathan Bedford Forrest repudiated the KKK when he truly understood what he had created.

    I broadly interpreted “worst” Americans to include the truly evil like William Simmons (Forrest didn’t know what he was starting, Simmons did) and Blackmun who was a very good man, but had a very bad impact on America.

    For the record, not everyone who is against Roe V. Wade is a rabid anti-abortionist. My stance towards abortion is muddled and confused, but my feelings towards Roe V. Wade are clear.

    It’s illogical. Over reaching. And unsustainable.

    Even people who approve of the outcome of Roe V. Wade should be able to see the damage done to the country by accomplishing abortion “rights” via judicial fiat.

    But this is the wrong place to start that discussion.

    I’d be interested in your own list, if you get around to it. I check your site regularly, so I’ll see it if you post one.

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