Why does America fear socialism when the three greatest U.S. presidents were all socialist?

Scholars rate Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the three greatest U.S. presidents. Research shows that all three would be considered socialists in the modern political climate, so why does America fear socialism when the three greatest U.S. presidents were all socialist leading to... show more Scholars rate Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the three greatest U.S. presidents.

Research shows that all three would be considered socialists in the modern political climate, so why does America fear socialism when the three greatest U.S. presidents were all socialist leading to some of the greatest periods in U.S. history.

Whereas the likes of Hebert Hoover [The Great Depression], Dwight D. Eisenhower [Korean War], Richard Nixon [Watergate scandal], Gerald Ford [Recession], Ronald Reagan [Red Scare promoter/School Prayer/Air traffic controllers' strike/Trickle down economics/War on Drugs/ largely ignored the AIDS crisis] and George W. Bush [Recession/War for Oil] were all presidents during the lowest points in U.S. history.
Update: You know Albert Einstein, Einstein was a socialist. One of the most important/intelligent figures was a socialist, ask yourself why.
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