>After the Texas port of Indianola was devastated by a hurricane in August 1886, estimated as a Category 4 storm, Cleveland declined requests for F...

>After the Texas port of Indianola was devastated by a hurricane in August 1886, estimated as a Category 4 storm, Cleveland declined requests for Federal disaster relief to the stricken city on the grounds that he could find nothing in the Constitution allowing such a thing. "Although the people should support the government, the government should not support the people," he said.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Chud Anon

    He also vetoed an act passed by congress to give seeds to drought stricen farmers at a time America had a federal surplus.

    Fricking seeds.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao what a dipshit autist

      Show me in the Constitution where it says the government must or can provide federal relief or seeds to civilians.

      • 3 months ago
        Chud Anon

        Show me in the Constitution where it says the government should implement income tax

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States

          • 3 months ago
            Chud Anon

            >general Welfare of the United States

            Ok, so if the govt takes taxes in they need to provide welfare out

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's right after the section on Sneed

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The budget surplus was then a big problem and Cleveland didn't know what to do with it (Harrison solved the issue by squandering most of it on civil war veteran gibes)

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    lmao what a dipshit autist

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a respectable position. It's a good thing for the federal government to have its powers curbed.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      that would have been a normal response from a president pre-FDR

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's good, because it would encourage other systems and institutions to form to respond to these issues and curb centralization of power

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love how the bourgeois are the direct descendant of the israelites, the treat their constitution like the torah kek

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Biden doesn't give any government aid to East Palestine
    >small government so-called conservatives get butthurt
    you can't have your cake and eat it too, guys

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It was less strict constructionism than the fact that he obviously didn't want to give them aid because that area voted 75% for Trump.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    And then Galveston built a flood wall and never had issues with hurricanes again while New Orleans drowned waiting for the Federally-funded wall that never came.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    ok

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    the man single-handedly responsible for ending bimetalism and fricked over honest farmers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would think the Midwest being hit by horrendous weather during the 1880s (major droughts and the Arctic winter of 1886) did that.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        likely the result of the eruption of Mt. Krakatoa

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ugh I fricking hate constitutional literalists.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know you do, LBJgay.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    also never forget that Cleveland had the Army shoot striking workers

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