Fresh off of last week’s very controversial list of worst Americans in History picked by conservative bloggers (myself included). John Hawkins of Right Wing News stirred up the pot again by asking us to pick the Greatest Americans in History.
We were asked to make a list of anywhere from 1-20 selections. Our selections were not ranked. The Final Poll’s Rank was determined by the number of votes each person received. Before you go to Right Wing News and see the entire list, let me show you my list of twenty:
Martin Luther King Jr
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Ulysses S Grant
You will notice that I did not limit my answers to politicians.
Some people might question the exclusion of Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford. Both were giants but both were also horrible anti-Semites. If I could add a few more I probably would have included John D. Rockefeller and Elvis. I did not include Einstein because his greatest achievement (The Theory of Relativity) was made as a citizen of another country.
Some may question Jonas Salk, but his vaccine saved a millions and their descendants. Others may question Babe Ruth, but he really turned baseball into Americas game, or Jim Thorpe who was arguably the greatest athlete in American history.
OK Now that you have seen my answers, Go To Right Wing News and see the aggregated results.