Skip to comments.Do people on here like Andrew Jackson?
Posted on 06/08/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by Mozilla
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What the hell does that mean?
Glenn isn't fond of AJ because AJ got his rocks off deporting and ethnically cleansing Indians. What exactly has you confused about disliking mass murderers?
Well put. Like U.S. Grant.
I hate Andrew Jackson and I wish he were dead.
Yes, he was very anti-Hamilton and his policies ending up causing depression.
Never met him.
oooh! such harsh language . . . I bet you will be sorry if you find out that he is dead.
huh? he is?
oh, Never Mind.
That did not last long enough.
In talking about Andrew Jackson and the Indians, one thing people who don’t understand those times very well need to keep in mind is that strictly speaking, it wasn’t ethnic Indians vs. ethnic whites.
It is better thought of as Indian tribal culture vs. American society.
Lots of people on the frontier as part of the American society were of mixed blood or ethnic Indians or married to an ethnic Indian. Some of my own ancestors were these ethnic Indians who married into whites and became a part of American society.
At the Fort Mims massacre, a large part of the people who were slaughtered by the Creek tribe were themselves ethnic Indians or mixed-blood or married to an Indian. It’s just that those folks were more a part of frontier American society than they were to the old tribal culture.
I think of them as the “hidden” Indians that liberal historians don’t like to talk about. It muddies their message of racist violent greedy white Americans against peaceful, eco-friendly, noble state-of-nature tribal Indians.
Too many folks think everyone should be all good or all bad but that’s seldom the case on the best of days.
It was a death march for a lot of them
The "Radical Republicans" (with their carpetbaggers, scallywags and other thieves) during Reconstruction WERE the "bad guys".
Note, I have never voted Dem for any national office and few local offices. Have always been Republican.
He could have - and lead one of the armies of one of the three nations America would have divided its self into if he HAD NOT been President. There was no one else on the national scene at the time, that as president, could have stopped the “nullification” acts being proposed. Had they succeeded, undoubtedly the South, New England, and the middle states would have gone there separate ways.
Sometimes only a madman can stop mad ideas. Since I like the country better in one piece, I'm glad we had him. If John Quincy Adams had been reelected, America as we know it would not exist.
He was probably our best president; next to Washington.
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