March 31, 2008

Why Every President Sucked

(continuation) #8. Martin Van Buren Missouri issued an executive order of October 27, 1838, known as the "Extermination Order", authorizing troops to use force against Mormons to drive them from the state because of the political threat they brought. An outspoken proponent of liberty, Van Buren ignored these citizen's rights to have theirs, because of the political consequences of doing so.