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  • 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...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Killed in a Duel, Then Lost in the Earth [Charles Henry Dickinson, Andrew Jackson]

    12/17/2007 10:33:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 53+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, December 17, 2007 | Theo Emery
    Mr. Dickinson's death arose from a feud with Jackson, then a major general who gladly settled questions of honor with violence. In 1803, he even challenged Gov. John Sevier, a Revolutionary War hero, to a duel. The feud with Mr. Dickinson is generally traced to the aftermath of a forfeited horse race and rumors questioning Jackson's honor... Some historians have written that Mr. Dickinson also insulted Mrs. Jackson, although documents from the time do not reflect that... Tennessee had banned duels, so the men traveled north to Kentucky. When the order came to fire, Mr. Dickinson hit Jackson just beside...
  • Neighbor Botches Attempted Robbery [armed citizen prevents robbery]

    06/18/2007 10:15:24 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 23 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 6/18/07 | WTFV - Nashville
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Monday morning police are looking for one of the teens involved in a botched robbery. Three teenagers plotted to rob a home of a 16-year-old peer and his mother. According to police, one of the teenagers asked to stay the night with the victims, saying that he was having problems at home. The mother and her son agreed to let the young man spend the night. Once invited into the home the teen left the front door unlocked, and in the middle of the night two other teens barged in with guns. They were armed with a...
  • The War of 1812

    06/02/2006 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 27 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...
  • Qualities of a Leader - (John Bolton and Andrew Jackson, historical comparative perspective)

    05/13/2005 7:36:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 868+ views
    GULF1.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | DR. M. SYDNEY WALLACE
    The American public recognizes that the United Nations has major ethical and leadership problems. This same American public is growing more frustrated with the United States membership in the UN each day. To help this floundering world body, the President of the United States has nominated a man with the two missing elements that the United Nations sorely needs. The Secretary of State on the United States has said that he is the best man for the job. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain has said that he is an extremely good choice for America. On the other hand,...