Nov 11, 2007

Robert Higgs on Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland, though far from perfect, may have been the best [president]. He kept the country at peace. He respected the Constitution, acknowledging that the national government has only a limited mission to perform and shaping his policies accordingly. He fought to lower tariffs; preserved the gold standard in its time of crisis; and restored order forcibly when hoodlums disturbed the peace on a wide front during the great railroad strike of 1894.

~ Robert Higgs, Research Director for the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review, "No More Great Presidents,", February 19, 2007

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