>Eisenhower had never liked the idea of trying to force overnight social transformation.

>Eisenhower had never liked the idea of trying to force overnight social transformation. He acknowledged after Brown vs Board of Education that Southerners were unlikely to accept desegregation without resistance. Publicly, the president did not comment on the ruling as he felt it improper and against separation of powers for the president to criticize a Supreme Court ruling. Like many professional soldiers, he also held a degree of admiration for the South, as he had spent a fair bit of time there during his military career and he was widely popular with Southern whites. He himself limited his civil rights actions to those areas directly controllable by the executive branch, including desegregation of Navy shipyards and the District of Columbia.

>When the president sent US Army troops to enforce desegregation in Little Rock after Arkansas governor Orval Faubus mounted the direct challenge to the Federal government that he himself hoped to avoid, he explained that he did not use the National Guard so as to not pit Arkansans against one another.

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >warns about military industrial complex
    >builds the interstate highway system just so the army could drive faster in case of a war that never happened

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Deterrence achieved.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Publicly, the president did not comment on the ruling as he felt it improper and against separation of powers for the president to criticize a Supreme Court ruling
    Man... remember back when American presidents acted professionaly? Crazy.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >remember when
      Lmfao imagine actually believing this. Jefferson’s first act after 1804 was to try and kill SCOTUS. They’ve never been professional. Ike was just an absolute master at faking it

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        You might not realize but Jefferson and Eisenhower lived more than a few years apart from each other.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        During the first half of the 20th century keeping private shit to yourself and having some dignity about your office or job was pretty standard.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Move the goalposts a little harder

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Hasn't been moved an inch, though also I'm not even the first anon.
            He said remember when, not "it was always that way in the past direction of the temporal axis." homosexual.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >not "it was always that way in the past direction of the temporal axis”
            >not the same anon
            Uh-huh

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            If someone says
            >Alcohol used to be prohibited in the US.
            And you respond with
            >What are you talking about?! Americans in the 1800s freely drank alcohol!
            Then you would be a moron.
            Can't make it any clearer than that. You can have a past event be one way and your response about an even further past event being the other way is an idiotic non sequitur.
            And yes, believe it or not you were exchanging posts with at least two anons.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Holy fricking cope
            Truman, you know the guy who was Ike’s predecessor, famously used the weight of the presidency to BTFO some music critic who took offense at his daughters singing. Is that what you would consider “keeping private shit to yourself and having some dignity about your office or job”?

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            He didn't use "the weight of Presidency." He wrote the guy a funny private letter telling him he'd kick his ass which the critic decided to make public.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            You know who really took advantage of "the weight of Presidency."?
            Taft

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            some spat with a music critic is a different ballpark from violating the constitution

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Professionalism is the most moronic shit. Who gives a frick about decorum and muh presidential conduct? A president's policies are literally all that matters. In fact, it'd be better if a president just came out and called his opponents corrupt c**ts instead of sucking their dicks for the sake of "respectability."

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The professionalism and moral conduct shit is used by immoral and unprofessional snakes who can’t stand on policy and who deflect on policy for their masters.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It was literally the post WW2-era. Trust in government must've been 99.8%. He could've done anything.

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Forced integration was a crime against humanity.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >1958
    >the economy slips into a recession
    >Democrats make massive gains by running their old familiar "Republican=economic depression" playbook (never mind that the country had 3 years of economic depression under Hoover and 16 years of economic depression under FDR/Truman)
    >this Democrat supermajority in Congress holds for the next decade
    >in his last two years Eisenhower is faced with a Democrat Congress calling for massive spending on social programs and massive increase in defense spending to deal with the fake missile gap

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >the fake missile gap
      “Would be a-shame if some-bahdy were to, ah, exploit that”

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >including desegregation of Navy shipyards and
    Still, there are no blacks working in those unless they were hired through AA quotas.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I'm from Newport News. You are out of your mind

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    In all fairness, Ike didn't really want to admit the Chief Justice he'd appointed massively fricked shit up.

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Like many professional soldiers, he also held a degree of admiration for the South, as he had spent a fair bit of time there during his military career and he was widely popular with Southern whites.
    Based

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