Portrait of the Trust-Buster As a Young Man

While liberals rave about FDR (and conservatives hate him and say that he prolonged the Depression), everyone should love his cousin Theodore.

Teddy was the one who had the guts to break up the big trusts.

Here’s everyone’s image of Teddy Roosevelt:

But here’s a little-known portrait of the trust-buster as a young man, showing his fierce determination:

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And Teddy won a medal of honor for his bravery in the Spanish-American war:

CITATION awarding the Medal of Honor to Theodore Roosevelt:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor to:

LIEUTENANT COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT UNITED STATES ARMY
for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt distinguished himself by acts of bravery on 1 July 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba, while leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside. Facing the enemy’s heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge, and was the first to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault. His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

That’s the type of can-do energy we need today to turn the country around.

Unless we get tough like Teddy and break up the big banks, we’ll stay mired in this Herbert Hoover like status quo … and the economy will never recover.

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