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  1. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    There never has been, nor ever there will be, any such mythological beast as an honest politician.

    1. Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS
      Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS at |

      You are probably correct; I suppose I was more going for ones “known” for being honest than necessarily being so 100% of the time. Seriously though, it does always feel like a lesser of evils with every election… The bombardment of negative campaign adds does not help either! In fact, political ads may be the most annoying commercials in existence. Well, okay, enhancement of “certain body parts” might top them…

  2. B.Tree III
    B.Tree III at |

    George Washington and Nelson Mandela are the only two people I can think of that could have been President-For-Life, and turned it down.

    1. Douglas
      Douglas at |

      Nelson Mandela?!? One of the worst terrorists and killers on the planet? Are you kidding?

      1. Kurt
        Kurt at |

        Are you seriously bashing Nelson Mandela? A man that was imprisoned for 27 years by his opponents for fighting the continuation of the most racist government in the world at that time; who subsequently was given the ability to enact revenge on such persons; who subsequently called for forgiveness of them? Who can you cite as a greater proponent for reconciliation as a means of resolving political, cultural, and ethnic based human right’s violations?

  3. Dave
    Dave at |

    If there is such a thing as an honest politician then I`m a Buddhist Monk.. They say they`ll do this, then do the exact opposite.

  4. indiabull
    indiabull at |

    baseless article,suu ki at no1. He doesn’t pay attentiont to rohinga muslim in riots.thats ridiculous,mahatma gandhi should be at no1

  5. Gpenguin
    Gpenguin at |

    Im guessing you just watched the movie “The lady” with michelle yeah when coming up with this list

    1. Matthew Zarzeczny
      Matthew Zarzeczny at |

      Hello! I have honestly never seen that movie. Would you recommend it? Thanks! Sincerely, Matthew of historyandheadlines.com

  6. Phillip
    Phillip at |

    Lincoln and his buddies were scamming the country by receiving favoritism as far as the doling of railroad routes by the federal government.

    Then, there were the thousands of Northerners he had attacked and locked up because they disagreed with the war. So much for his integrity at upholding his oath to the Constitution by disregarding their rights to free speech guaranteed by the 1st Amendment!

    And how can anyone forget that he started the War Between the States, (there was nothing “civil” about it) because he wanted to raise taxes on the South and when they disagreed and left the Union, he had them attacked in violation of the 10th Amendment, States’ Rights.

    The abolition of slavery was never a factor and was only used 2 years later to recruit the slaves to fight for the North.

    Lincoln’s own world said he didn’t care if the slaves were freed or not. He considered blacks inferior to whites and wanted them to go back to Africa. He only abolished slavery as a manipulative military/political move.

    There are plenty of other violations of his oath of office and his duplicity, but this is more than enough to get “Dishonest Abe” booted off of this list!

    1. John Galt
      John Galt at |

      Good post! More Americans need to know of the disaster called Lincoln!

    2. Don Pugh
      Don Pugh at |

      You are right on with the fallicy of the myth of Lincoln!

    3. Douglas
      Douglas at |

      True. People just don’t want to hear facts about their icons though.

  7. Jamie M
    Jamie M at |

    Wow. Lincoln is on this list? Like the myth of the cutting down the cherry tree, the rest of the claims about Lincoln are unfounded. Lincoln was a bought politician that represented New England industrial interests. Lincoln repeatedly violated his oath of office, arrested political opposition,suppressed newspapers that disagreed with him and violated court orders on Habeas Corpus. . His “conscription act allowed the rich to pay a fee to avoid service and so the poor died in droves in the Civil War while those that had the cash didn’t.

    Lincoln was also a firm racist. The following is a quote from Lincoln in the Fourth Lincoln Douglas debate (September 18, 1858): ” LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: It will be very difficult for an audience so large as this to hear distinctly what a speaker says, and consequently it is important that as profound silence be preserved as possible.

    While I was at the hotel to-day, an elderly gentleman called upon me to know whether I was really in favor of producing a perfect equality between the negroes and white people. [Great Laughter.] While I had not proposed to myself on this occasion to say much on that subject, yet as the question was asked me I thought I would occupy perhaps five minutes in saying something in regard to it. I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]-that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. ” ~ For this and the rest of Lincoln’s sordid speech go to the National Park Service site.

    This is the tip of the iceberg on Lincoln. He wasn’t what people think.

    1. John Galt
      John Galt at |

      Good post, well said! In addition, Lincoln was our first “communist” president, endorsed by Marx, et al. and the “class of 1848”.

  8. Natalie Meyer
    Natalie Meyer at |

    I am not interested in politicians from yesteryear. I would like to find one in this day and age. It appears that “lining their pockets” is the first thing on their agenda and to heck with promises made in the heat of electioneering.

  9. vetri veeran
    vetri veeran at |

    nonsense. Mtr Lee Kwan Yew must be the top. Tooth less Aung San Suu Kyi did not open her mouth even against the atrocities committed against the minorities. I do not recognise your list exept abraham linkan

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous at |

      u serious MEH?

  10. Lucas
    Lucas at |

    Jair Messias Bolsonaro

  11. Numair Arsalan
    Numair Arsalan at |

    If Suu Kyi is an honest politician, then I am a virgin whore.


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