What was America's Darkest Hour?
Right Wing News posted an interesting list of the darkest moments in American history. Naturally, I have my own opinion. Even though I don't agree with RWN's list, I do agree that it's a fascinating topic. And hopefully, an intriguing poll question.
As always, if you think I left something out, let me know in the comments section.
Posted by at February 26, 2006 02:28 PM
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|# February 26th, 2006 3:52 PM Daddy|
|Had to vote for 9/11, with Pearl Harbor and Dred Scott weighing heavily on my soul. |
|# February 26th, 2006 4:07 PM kris|
|I voted for Antietam. 23,000 Americans were killed and what makes it even worse is that they were killed by other Americans. |
|# February 26th, 2006 8:48 PM james|
|gee, i guess that whole slavery thing wasn't a big deal then? summing it up with just "dred scott" is a bit of an insult, don't you think? |
|# February 26th, 2006 8:55 PM Daddy|
|Confining slavery to just an "hour" is equally insulting, yes, counselor?
|# February 26th, 2006 9:23 PM james|
|point taken, daddy.
"slavery" not an event, kris? japanese internment also lasted years.
how's this? : "three-fifths compromise"
|# February 26th, 2006 10:36 PM Laura|
|How long did it take to come up with the Dred Scott decision? A few hours? In the big picture I think we can call that a moment.
Dred Scott didn't sum up slavery, how could it? That's like saying Anne Frank is the one and only symbol of the holocaust. But the Dred Scott decision was certainly an historical, dark moment and well worth inclusion on the list.
|# February 26th, 2006 11:02 PM james|
|well, if we're including judicial opinions, i think that lochner belongs on the list, probably before dred scott - dred scott, after all, was just interpreting the written constitution. the real travesty was written years before.
there are just so many "darkest hours" that spring to mind... i think that if i were authoring the poll, i'd have included a "jimmy carter" option.
|# February 27th, 2006 1:52 PM kris|
|I think a poll on either the best or worst Supreme Court decisions could be interesting... |
|# February 27th, 2006 2:11 PM james|
|i dont think so... talk about asking people to have an opinion on things that they don't understand. |
|# February 27th, 2006 2:56 PM kris|
|I assumed you'd do a short description of the decisions |
|# February 27th, 2006 11:06 PM Laura|
|I don't get out much, I guess... I'd never even HEARD of Lochner. Now, Wapner, I've heard of. :-) A poll would be interesting, but jeez, you'd have to really dumb it down for the likes of me and many others. Worth it?
Dhimmi Carter should get more than an hour, to be fair.