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  • Argument against Confederate monuments is hard to apply to Andrew Jackson statue

    09/24/2016 12:22:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | 9/24/16 | Jarvis DeBerry, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    In 2004, when the comedian Dave Chappelle performed at UNO Lakefront Arena, he asked a white guy sitting in the audience to imagine that he and Chappelle could take a time machine back to colonial Virginia. He asked him to imagine them stepping out onto a road just as George Washington was approaching. "You might say, 'Look, Dave, there's George Washington, the father of our country. Let's go say hi.' And I'd say, "Run! It's George Washington!'"There might not be a better explanation for why some black Americans look askance at white Americans' heroes. How much should it matter to...
  • March organizer wants to tear down Andrew Jackson statue

    09/23/2016 1:31:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    http://wgno.com ^ | 9/19/16 | MARK DEANE
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Community activist Malcolm Suber believes tearing down the Andrew Jackson statue in the heart of Jackson Square and the French Quarter is an act of civil rights.“We want every white supremacy monument in this city taken down,” he says.Suber is a coordinator of the group Take Em Down NOLA, which is planning a march this Saturday (September 24). It will start in Congo Square and end in Jackson Square, possibly with marchers using ropes to remove the statue dedicated to the seventh U.S. President and the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.“We think that this...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • U.S. Currency Goes PC – Harriet Tubman Displaces Old Hickory

    04/27/2016 5:56:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | Don Feder
    The Democratic Party is poised to change the name of its annual fundraisers from The Jefferson and Jackson Day Dinners to the Harriet Tubman and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince Day Dinners, where crow will be served to atone for the sins of slavery and misogyny and celebrate the triumph of racial- and gender-identity politics over reality. Not really. But the $20 bill is about to get a pc makeover, with Harriet Tubman, an obscure figure in U.S. history (an escaped slave who aided the Underground Railroad), replacing the 7th president of the United States, a man who gave...
  • Dishonoring Jackson for Affirmative Action Absurdity

    04/25/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The Oxford History of the American People,” there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. “An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.” Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American history, save Washington, that pivotal figure between the Founding Fathers and the Civil War – Andrew Jackson. Slashed by a British officer in the Revolution, and a POW at 14, the orphaned Jackson went west, rose to head up the Tennessee militia, crushed an Indian uprising at Horseshoe...
  • What Andrew Jackson did.

    09/24/2008 7:51:47 AM PDT · by crz · 10 replies · 2,179+ views
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson | 9-24-08 | me
    Opposition to the National Bank Main article: Second Bank of the United States Democratic cartoon shows Jackson fighting the monster Bank. "The Bank," Jackson told Martin Van Buren, "is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!"The Second Bank of the United States was authorized for a twenty year period during James Madison's tenure in 1816. As President, Jackson worked to rescind the bank's federal charter. In Jackson's veto message (written by George Bancroft), the bank needed to be abolished because: It concentrated the nation's financial strength in a single institution. It exposed the government to control by foreign...
  • The Lesson of Alexander Hamilton

    05/28/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 179 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-28-12 | Jeremy Meister
    How many things are in a person's pocket that they don't even know about? We take money for granted -- most people can't tell us which way George Washington is facing on the quarter. They can tell us that Ben Franklin is on the front of the hundred, but they can't tell us that Independence Hall (where he helped draft the Constitution) is on the back. One might think that as denominations get smaller and more common, the pictures on them would become more famous and well-known. The ten-dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton on the front. Since he was never...
  • Jackson loses the battle of Political Correctness

    04/24/2016 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/16 | Jeff Crouere
    In 2016, angry citizens tired of being abused and mistreated are looking for a leader like Andrew Jackson once again In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst. This type of historical revisionism was on full display this week when one of our greatest Presidents and military heroes, Andrew Jackson, was removed from the front of the $20 bill. Eventually, he will be featured on the back of the bill, while the image of Harriet...
  • Republicans worry PC police taking over GOP

    04/23/2016 6:27:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/16 | Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
    Conservative Republicans are worried that political correctness is creeping into their party. They point to the decision by a House committee to replace 50 state flags — including Mississippi’s, which is emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag — with 50 state coins from the U.S. mint. Separately, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sidestepped the controversy this week raging over a North Carolina law barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match their born sex, saying he didn’t know enough about what he said was a state proposal. And while conservative Republicans grumble that President Obama’s decision to pull Andrew...
  • Jackson Loses the Battle of Political Correctness

    04/23/2016 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst. This type of historical revisionism was on full display this week when one of our greatest Presidents and military heroes, Andrew Jackson, was removed from the front of the $20 bill. Eventually, he will be featured on the back of the bill, while the image of Harriet Tubman, an African American slave who escaped and led hundreds of other slaves to freedom, will adorn the front. These...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • What They Didn’t Teach You in School about Harriet Tubman

    04/22/2016 8:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2016 | Eli Lehrer
    Harriet Tubman is a good choice to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Jackson, the first Democratic president, is exactly the sort of overheated, pompous populist that has tended to screw up the American political system. His demotion to the back of the bill is long overdue. But before we act to raise Tubman’s stature to the point that she is memorialized on commonly used currency, it behooves Americans to understand her role in our common history. It’s a lot more interesting than the description of her as an “Underground Railroad conductor” that appears in my...
  • Do Not Weep for Andrew Jackson

    04/21/2016 8:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2016 | by DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to announce that Alexander Hamilton will get a reprieve and remain on the $10 bill, while Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20, and Treasury will make other changes including “putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil-rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill” while relocating Jackson to less desirable real estate (his own Trail of Tears, one might say) on the back of the $20. There are a few...
  • The Revolutionary contributions of Andrew Jackson

    04/20/2016 10:06:56 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 47 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    The Revolutionary contributions of Andrew Jackson, who, today, was kicked off the $20 bill: Jackson and his two older brothers enlisted in the Revolutionary Army as soon as war broke out. Andrew was 12 or 13. Scots Irish. Couldn't miss out on a war for his country with that breeding. The Brothers Jackson fought in the bloodiest battles of the Carolinas, the most ruthless theatre of the entire war. Oldest brother died in the Battle of Stono Ferry. Andrew & Robert were taken prisoner, Andrew’s brother dying shortly thereafter of smallpox. Jackson was ordered into valet service of a Brit...
  • The Media Have It Wrong: Andrew Jackson’s Legacy Was Fighting Crony Capitalism

    04/20/2016 2:23:26 PM PDT · by OddLane · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    After a relentless campaign by conservatives, progressives, and Broadway musicals to keep Founding Father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, it appears the Treasury Department will keep Hamilton. According to POLITICO, they will instead replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman. It’s a shame that progressives (and even conservatives) have been quick to ditch Jackson. While it’s true that Jackson is often remembered for his alleged reputation for violence, the Trail of Tears, or perhaps even the 1959 Johnny Horton song, “Battle of New Orleans.”—his true legacy is much more important to America...
  • Official: Treasury Removes Andrew Jackson From $20 Bill, Will Replace Him With Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 11:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Presenting an artist's impression of what your new $20 bill will soon look like. It's official.Moments ago Politico reported that the U.S. Treasury will announce that it plans to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the sources said. There will also be changes to the $5 bill to depict civil rights era leaders.Not every dead president is being scraped however: treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce a decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote...
  • Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

    04/20/2016 9:22:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 211 replies
    Harriet Tubman is going to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, according to a report. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday, according to Politico. Sources told the site that he has also decided to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill.
  • Hamilton to Stay on $10 bill, Jackson Will be Replaced on $20

    04/19/2016 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    After much speculation on the possible replacement of Alexander Hamilton’s portrait on the $10 bill, it appears the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury will stay put on the heavily-circulated note. While the high-profile support voiced by the cast and creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, could not have hurt the founding father’s case to remain on the 10, it seems current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew counts himself among Hamilton’s admirers and was reluctant to replace him from the beginning. This doesn’t mean things will stay as they are. CNN notes that a “mural-style depiction of the women’s suffrage...
  • Jack Lew nears decision to keep Hamilton on front of $10 bill, put a woman on the $20

    04/16/2016 9:02:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2016 | Kevin Liptak and Antoine Sanfuentes
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton's face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday. Lew announced last summer that he was considering redesigning the $10 bill to include the portrait of a woman. The decision to make the historic change at the expense of Hamilton drew angry rebukes from fans of the former Treasury Secretary. The pro-Hamilton movement gained steam after the smash success of the hip-hop Broadway musical...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • Andrew Jackson, Revanant

    01/20/2016 2:32:52 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 17 replies
    The American Interest dot com ^ | January 17, 2016 | Walter Russell Mead
    It is Jacksonians who, as I wrote in Special Providence back in 2001, see the Second Amendment as the foundation of and security for American freedom. It is Jacksonians who most resent illegal immigration, don’t want to subsidize the urban poor, support aggressive policing and long prison sentences for violent offenders, and who are the slowest to “evolve” on issues like gay marriage and transgender rights.
  • Donald Trump as the modern day Andrew Jackson

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 29 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 17, 2016 | Walter Russell Mead
    The biggest story in America today is the roaring return of Andrew Jackson's spirit into the political debate. Not since he fought with Nicholas Biddle over the future of the Bank of the United States has Andrew Jackson been this controversial or this central in American political life. Jacksonian populism, the sense of honor-driven egalitarianism and fiery nationalism that drove American politics for many years, has never been hated and reviled as often as it is today, and many American academics and intellectuals (to say nothing of Hollywood icons) are close to demanding that Jacksonian sentiment be redefined as a...
  • Strange Stillbirth of the Whig Party

    12/29/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by LS · 33 replies
    self | 12/29/2015 | LS
    Every once in a while a scholar will write an absolutely pathbreaking article . . . then disappear. No books. No other articles. Sometimes they fail to get tenure, sometimes it's a health problem, sometimes they change research direction. One of the most fascinating people I have come across is a historian named Lynn Marshall, who in 1967 wrote what I thought was one of the most profound articles ever---in the prestigious American Historical Review. He briefly taught at my school, the U. of California, Santa Barbara and word was (unverified) that he failed to get tenure. Marshall produced no...
  • Rich Lowry: Is Donald Trump the new Old Hickory?

    12/04/2015 3:45:50 PM PST · by VinL · 47 replies
    FortWorthBusiness ^ | 12/4/15 | Rich Lowry
    After the Paris attack, conventional wisdom held that Republican voters would finally turn away from political outsiders and reward candidates representing sobriety and experience. No one stopped to consider that, actually, voters might be drawn to the guy who memorably said of ISIS that he would "bomb the ---- out of them." Not only has Donald Trump not been hurt by Paris, he has bumped up in the aftermath (Ben Carson, on the other hand, has indeed dropped). The cliche about Trump is that he's defying the laws of political gravity. If Trump is cutting against the contemporary political grain...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Hillary Clinton: A woman sharing the $10 bill is 'second class'

    07/22/2015 12:59:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marcus Gilmer
    In the interview, she says, "I don't know why they picked the $10... I want a woman on the bill. It might be easier to change the 20 than it is to change the 10." She added that the suggestion to have a woman share a bill, "sounds pretty second-class to me" and emphasized, "a woman should have her own bill." The U.S. Treasury's current plan to put a woman on the $10 bill in 2020 includes keeping Alexander Hamilton on the banknote in some form.
  • Mankiller Money?

    06/24/2015 5:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | John Stossel
    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year's end, based on "input from the public." In one survey of the "public," the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, placed fourth. I understand the wish to counter sexism prevalent in early America, but "Mankiller?" The name alone probably reveals something about the attitude of some of those voters. Fortunately, more voted for Harriet Tubman. Tubman escaped slavery to become a leader of the Underground Railroad, then repeatedly returned to slave territory...
  • Take Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill

    06/22/2015 9:13:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2015 | Mary Kathryn Nagle
    I hate using ATMs. It’s not the lines that bother me, nor is it the inevitable awkwardness of the person lurking behind you, seemingly in a rush and looking over your shoulder as you type. No, I hate ATMs because I know when I swipe my card, when the machine dispenses pieces of my livelihood, I have to see that face. His face. On the $20 bill. When historian David Greenberg thinks of Andrew Jackson, he thinks of democracy. When I see Andrew Jackson, I think of my grandmother’s spit. * * * The trip was long. And for an...
  • Everything’s a problem: Some people unhappy that a woman will be featured on $10 bill instead of $20

    06/19/2015 5:00:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>In fairness to them, some of the reason for the upset is righteous. “Alexander Hamilton is not someone that people have a problem with,” said the director of the Women On 20s campaign. Why kick the great man off the currency instead of the far more dubious Andrew Jackson? I couldn’t agree more.</p>
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Treaty Of Ghent

    12/24/2013 3:28:13 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 24, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On December 24, 1814, the Treaty Of Ghent was signed in the Netherlands by delegates from the United States and Great Britain, beginning the process of ending the War of 1812. While signalling the end of the war, the treaty still had to be ratified by Congress and Parliament (which would come in February 1815), and several battles fought before peace was established, including the Battle of New Orleans, which would take place on January 8, 1815.
  • The War of 1812

    06/02/2006 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Black Hills Bandit ^ | June 2, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Wilson
    After a hard fought war for American independence, war clouds once again loomed on the horizon for the infant nation of the United States. The U.S. felt the British had forced their hand by violating three areas of sovereignty. First, England refused to surrender western forts promised to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. Second, the U.S. accused Great Britain of stopping American ships, under the premise to search for deserters, but instead was pressing U.S. sailors into British service. Third, British sanctions during the Napoleonic Wars resulted in the seizure of...
  • Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/15/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 14, 2015 | By DAVID GREENBERG
    He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma territory. He was a hot-headed general, quick to violence and known to overstep his legal bounds, as when he summarily executed two Britons for aiding the Indian enemy during the First Seminole War. On some levels, it’s easy to understand the campaign to remove Andrew Jackson’s mug from the $20 bill. Pundits are rushing to endorse the idea. The leading candidate to replace...
  • Women on 20s nominates [Republican] Harriet Tubman as Andrew Jackson’s successor on currency

    05/13/2015 7:31:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    A feminist group that wants to boot Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has chosen a female hero to replace him — abolitionist Harriet Tubman. On Tuesday morning, Women on 20s revealed the results of a 10-week poll for a possible Jackson replacement and emailed a petition — addressed to President Barack Obama — to the White House Council on Women and Girls. By midday, the council’s chair, Valerie Jarrett, and executive director, Tina Tchen, responded, saying they “would like to continue the conversation.” “We’re waiting for some kind of meeting with the White House, and I can tell you...
  • Sen. Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    04/18/2015 9:20:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 90 replies
    AP via GOPUSA ^ | 18 Apr 2015
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. "I think there are a lot of opportunities that we sometimes don't think about to...
  • But what about the women? (Drive to put a woman on the $20)

    03/25/2015 9:55:51 PM PDT · by rey · 84 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 March 2015 | Brian Naylor
    Article about drive to replace Jackson on the $20. Candidates: http://www.womenon20s.org/candidates ALICE PAUL (1885 - 1977) BETTY FRIEDAN (1921 - 2006) SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924 - 2005) SOJOURNER TRUTH (C.1797 - 1883) RACHEL CARSON (1907 - 1964) ROSA PARKS (1913 - 2005) BARBARA JORDAN (1936 - 1996) MARGARET SANGER (1879 - 1966) PATSY MINK (1927 - 2002) CLARA BARTON (1821 - 1912) HARRIET TUBMAN (C.1822 - 1913) FRANCES PERKINS (1880 - 1965) SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820 - 1906) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884 - 1962) ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815 - 1902)
  • New Group Wants To Put Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger on the $20 Bill

    03/04/2015 9:14:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    A new advocacy group wants to see President Andrew Jackson ride off into the sunset. It aims to replace his face on the $20 bill with the portrait of a woman. Among the 15 choices offered by the group: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The campaign was started by Barbara Ortiz Howard, who, according to the website, wants to “literally raise the profile of a woman in a male-dominated field.” Below is the full list of proposed candidates.
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Six

    10/01/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/01/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available in its entirety free; see details below) continues by exposing Andrew Jackson as the fake he was. The Trail of Tears Perhaps the worst instance of Jackson’s willingness to emulate the bellicose traditions of European empires was the genocide of the Cherokee Nation known as the Trail of Tears. It was carried out under the Indian Removal Act which was championed by Georgia Democrat Senator John Forsyth. Under its provisions the US Army would force the Cherokees to walk from as far away as North Carolina to modern day Oklahoma. The Bataan-like march killed...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Five

    09/28/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available free for the asking see details) continues with a description of the White House drunken orgy Andrew Jackson presided over in celebration of his victory. “Cut glass and china to the amount of several thousand dollars had been broken in the struggle to get the refreshments, punch and other articles had been carried out in tubs and buckets, but had it been in hogsheads it would have been insufficient, ice-creams, and cake and lemonade, for 20,000 people, for it is said that number were there, tho’ I think the number exaggerated. “Ladies fainted, men...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Four

    09/28/2014 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Chapter Two: Democrat Presidents before the Civil War ANDREW JACKSON 1828 to 1836 For many years the Democrat Party has presented itself as the common man’s Party. We have heard that the Democrats are for the little guy and always have been since the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. As the tall tale goes, “Old Hickory” as Jackson was called, was a “man’s man” who stood for the principles set down by America’s Founding Fathers. In fact he actually had a legitimate claim to being part of the American Revolution; he was a member of the Continental Army as...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Two

    09/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is evidence Burr unsuccessfully attempted to get the British to join in his scheme. In late 1806 after an extended stay at the home of his friend, Andrew Jackson, Burr gathered a small army in preparation for an invasion of New Orleans. When it became clear that their “secret” plan was no longer secret, one of Burr’s partners turned on him in February 1807. Burr was indicted for treason and eventually put on trial for one of the highest crimes against our nation. With the sort of political dirty trick that would become a Democrat hallmark, Burr was acquitted...
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part three

    09/26/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The history of the Democrat Party continued…. The Aaron Burr – Andrew Jackson connection Andrew Jackson was an unabashed enemy of American nationalism. To further his presidential ambitions, he cooperated with the dangerous Aaron Burr and his henchman Martin Van Buren; both of whom were doing the bidding of the infamous British secret service agent Jeremy Bentham. These four men worked for years to undermine the unity of the United States so the Louisiana and Florida Territories and Mexico could be seized by Burr and made a satellite of the British Empire with him as the new nation’s dictator. After...
  • Hypocritical Dems Rail Against 'Redskins', Raise Money at Dinners Honoring 'Indian Killer'

    08/02/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    The media are furious. The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have decided they are so enraged by the idea of calling the Washington Redskins the …well, you know..….that they will no longer participate in this heinous practice. Then there’s a furious Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Says the Senator from Nevada of the team’s owner, Dan Snyder: Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake. The writing is on the wall....
  • Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

    03/05/2014 4:40:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jillian Keenan
    My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s 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...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of New Orleans

    01/08/2014 4:52:03 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 26 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 8, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812, fought in 1815 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Europe but before this fact was discovered by forces in this battle. The American victory over the British in this battle raised American morale in the final days of the war and also made Andrew Jackson a household name. In honor of the American victory, we raise the Star-Spangled Banner today, the flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes which was the standard during the War of 1812.
  • 100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

    12/23/2013 3:22:13 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 138 replies
    The Mises Daily ^ | 12/23/2013 | Christopher Westley
    It is little wonder that early Democrats garnered such popular support and would demand Andrew Jackson end America’s experiment with central banking. Jackson called it “dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.” It’s hard to believe that guy who said that is now on the $20 bill. Jackson also warned that the Bank of the United States was “a vast electioneering engine” that could “control the Government and change its character.” These sentiments were echoed by Roger Taney, Jackson’s Treasury Secretary, who talked of the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Buccaneer"(1958)

    05/26/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Cecil B. DeMille