Skip to comments.Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!
Posted on 03/05/2014 4:40:55 AM PST by C19fan
My public high school wasnt the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our countrys story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jacksons campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. .......................................................
But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria. Andrew Jackson was there, staring out from every $20 bill. We had been carrying around portraits of a mass murderer all along, and had no idea.
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Jackson wouldn’t be among my favorites but leave him on the bill.
Slate is anti American, they are haters of this country. Nothing they say matters except to other haters
My feeling is the guy should stay because he was the first President elected based on universal white manhood suffrage. I can’t think of until that time any leader selected based on that big an electorate.
Anyone believe that the demodummies will push to get odumbo’s photo on our money as our nations first (and hopefully last) black president?
Odumbo has done more to divide blacks and whites in this country than anyone in history. He sure as hell does not deserve to have his name on anything and it should be stricken from our history books. He has been a disaster since day one.
Whatever else he did deserves forgiveness. He closed the 2nd Bank of the US and put Nicholas Biddle out of business. That is enough to make him a great president.
I’m OK with this...as long as it’s Ronald Reagan replacing him. :)
The Democrats still call their annual awards dinner “the Jefferson Jackson banquet.”
I often tease them about having a dinner named for two slaveholders, in which they often present awards to black people for staying on the Democrat party plantation.
Jackson is on the 20 because he was a great president.
Those who have bad things to say about him only speak of the politically correct indian situation.
Ignoring that, there’s nothing wrong w/him. He was a no-nonsense man of the people and probably would’ve been a TEA party candidate were he alive today.
He got on the bill, I think, because he did a lot to expand the territory.
If you have a problem w/the U.S. existing because the indians were “here first”, I can see why you wouldn’t like him.
I, however, was never the sap for such propaganda.
He also killed the bank, which imo was one of the greatest acts in American history. The trail of tears WAS genocide.
The only people really upset about this kind of stuff are the idiots on both the left and right who look for “good” people vs demons in history.
The lesson I have learned from history is that all men are weak, corrupt, dissimulating, and unworthy to be trusted with power.
The liberals want to kill the hagiography we have erected around early american leaders. I do, too. Not because I hate “America” but because I hate the lie that we are a “good” nation due to our leaders and laws.
We are a FORTUNATE nation due to the fact that in the past we were largely left alone to pursue our own wants and centralized government was set up to be weak, ineffectual and powerless.
This is no longer the case. Many so called “patriots” want to see us continue to have a strong central government (war and foreign intervention DEMANDS a strong central government) to protect us from enemies abroad..... and bad choices we may make for ourselves. They are fascists and control freaks no less than the left. They just have bibles in their hands instead of Marx.
Jackson was a case study in why even good men (he did kill the central bank) are not to be trusted with power. If I were in that class, I would argue that Jackson’s portrait on the 20 is reason numero uno that the left’s prescription for central power is dangerous and wrong.
I long for the day when the so called “conservatives” will realize that the warfare state IS the welfare state and you can’t buy half the cow and take it home. Then we can join the SLATE author here, and use his own illustrations to defeat his arguments. Till then, conservatives will remain mirror images of the left..... both wanting a strong centralized state, but just wanting it to do different things.
Wish we had AJ around today.
He’d kick Obama’s ass all day long up and down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Then for good measure he’d put his boot up Boehner’s and McConnell’s backsides for being such losers.
Wow!!!! I am no Indian apologist, but I”d read up a little about the forced Trail of Tears march of the Cherokees before making comments like that.
I look at him and remember that it’s been that long since we had no debt.
I SO want to see a pubbie just get up and slug a dem on CSPAN ... just once.
M*****F*** you, my esteemed colleague on the right .. you traitorous bastard !
Evne though close in history, the early to mid 19th century was quite a different world than today. You need to keep that in context.
Also keep in mind that indians weren’t particularly nice to people either. Before “whitey” showed up, indians abused each other just as much, if not more.
Jackson was not the first to execute such a forced transplant.
The Acadian French in Louisiana were forced out of Canada by the brits in the French and Indian war.
Different time. Definitely more brutal than today.
Andrew Jackson was a product of the time, not vice-versa.
I can’t quite agree with your ‘hopefully last’ sentiment. I can think of quite a few conservatives who are black that I’d love to see in the Oval Office. One black leftist, though, is more than enough for the rest of time.
That isn’t the only reason. President Andrew Jackson released General Santa Anna back to Mexico the very next year after the Alamo. Eleven years after the Alamo, Americans once again had to fight Santa Anna at the battle of Chapultepec. In his later years Santa Anna lived on Staten island in New York. Does this traitorous act by a president sound familiar. This man had hundreds of prisoners executed and is given a free pass to wage war on Americans once again. Sounds like current events to me, John Boehner and his master comes to mind. Millions of us without jobs and amnesty is the priority.
Agreed. But he sure was no saint. I have no problem leaving him on the $20.