It is no secret that historians and the brainwashing educational system are there to show how bad the gilded age is. Limited taxation and bureaucracy allowed the western world to thrive.
The limited government allowed great things to happen. At the same time, it was a period that politicians were not corrupt. Something we cannot say nowadays. With the small exemption off course.
f we look at the Democratic President Cleveland we see a real hero. Off course the brainwashing system, let’s call it education system, will not show him like this.
By refusing subsidies he avoided to grant special privileges to certain entrepreneurs. He simply allowed the free market to thrive. The general mindset was that the government is supported by the people and not the other way around.
Cleveland did a lot of things which I consider really good. Avoiding entering in any military conflict is a good thing. It saves blood and life.
By radically phasing out tariffs he could solve the mess caused by other Presidents. He was capable to keep a strong currency. That is something we can’t say from the Dollar.
By vetoing against hundreds of bills which are doing nothing more than rewarding those that need money from others under threat of violence.
Off course the progressive people will never support this type of policies. They think they are entitled to freebies, at the cost of the freedom and chances to end poverty.