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Typicaly left wing diatribe with a healthy dose of attitude and F-bombs.
I wouldn't call it left wing diatribe, only because I remain convinced that the whole left-wing, right-wing thing is just to give us something to occupy our arguments while we take it from both sides.
However the author does nothing but express their complete and total ignorance of both history and overall fact. He goes out of his way to warp facts to support his case, crazed as it is.
OK so let's see D.C., Philadelphia, *Dallas, Los Angelos, Chicago... Well the top 5 doesn't look good for the blue states.
----- As for the rest of it. Well we wanted to go and no it wasn't about slavery, it was about the Government overstepping it's authority and trouncing on the sovereign state. Yes slavery was a catalyst, but not the real issue. The author in his compelte ignorance also ignores that all instances of OTHER slavery in the US happened under Nothern Industrialists. Ask any early Irish immigrant. These are after all the people that brought you sweat shops of indentured servants and the company store, whom you never got out of debt to.
It's Lincoln's breaking of the Constitution that kept us are part of a false United States (false because it broke the covenant and rules of its creation) Also we can blame Lincoln and the 'reconstruction' era for the enormous rise of Southern poverty. It's the pious and holier than thou carpetbaggers that raped the south after the war and established puppet Governors to keep us in line. Yes they kept us and have carried us headlong into the full on looting of America by World money. It's the north who has provided us the bulk of our Socialistic plans and models. As for George Bush. Just because he got moved to Texas, doesn't make him a Southerner.
Red State, Blue State, it makes no difference. Folks in New Hampshire understand the Bill of Rights. See not all Yankees are bad. But Illinois, New York, etc all offend the Bill of Rights. Good Americans are stuck in un-American hell there.
And let's not forget the ONLY president to ever pay off the National Debt and tell big money world bankers to go screw themselves was:
Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767, he received sporadic education. But in his late teens he read law for about two years, and he became an outstanding young lawyer in Tennessee. Fiercely jealous of his honor, he engaged in brawls, and in a duel killed a man who cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel.
and he was my kind of President.
Yep, he was a typical, Southern, Red State, Redneck, that liked to fight and brawl on the pinciple of the matter. He certainly wasn't going to take any nonesense from anyone telling him what he had to do. Above all else he did what was right and got the job done.
All in all... I'm proud to be who I am. I'm proud of my heritage. I feel bad for ignorant people, like the author of that page.
He also fought in the american revolution as a young boy, grew up traded in slaves and married a woman who was already married to some one else. Oh yeah and one more tidbit. He is basically the founder of the Democratic party.
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
7th President of the United States
Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829-1832); Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)
Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border
Nickname: "Old Hickory"
Marriage: August 1791 (2nd ceremony, January 17, 1794), to Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828)
Career: Lawyer, Soldier
Political Party: Democrat
Writings: Correspondence of Andrew Jackson (7 vols., 1926-1935), ed. by J. S. Bassett and J. F. Jameson
Died: June 8, 1845, Nashville, Tennessee
Buried: The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
You left out some tidbits too though.
Rachel Donelson had a first, unhappy marriage with Lewis Robards. In 1790 the Kentucky legislature passed a resolution granting Robards permission to sue for divorce, though he did not do so at the time. Andrew and Rachel confused the permission to sue with an actual declaration of divorce. They married in 1791, not realizing Rachel was still legally married. Robards finally sued for divorce in 1793 citing Rachel's "adultery" with Jackson. The Jacksons remarried in 1794, but the embarrassing and often malicious gossip persisted. Rachel Jackson died a few weeks before her husband's inauguration and Jackson blamed her early death on stress caused by the public discussion of their supposed immorality during the campaign.
The Declaration of Independence was signed when young Andrew was nine years old and at thirteen he joined the Continental Army as a courier. The Revolution took a toll on the Jackson family. All three boys saw active service. One of Andrew's older brothers, Hugh, died after the Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina in 1779, and two years later Andrew and his other brother Robert were taken prisoner for a few weeks in April 1781. While they were captives a British officer ordered them to clean his boots. The boys refused, the officer struck them with his sword and Andrew's hand was cut to the bone. Because of his ill treatment Jackson harbored a bitter resentment towards the British until his death.
and if you want a good history of the Jackson duel
Andrew and Rachel Jackson did not have any children of their own, but adopted one of Rachel's nephews and gave him the name of Andrew Jackson, Jr. Jackson willed the Hermitage to Andrew Jr., but young Jackson's debts forced the sale of the property to the State of Tennessee in 1886. The Hermitage is today open to the public as an historic site.
What a coincidence
I just heard the entire Andrew Jackson biography. Rachel Donelson didnt confuse anything. It was pretty much very inconvenient to travel the long distances to get the divorce. If it wasnt for jacksons public life it would of never been an issue, However with public service comes unwarranted scruitny. Sort of like clintons blowjob and pot smoking. But then again I digress.
Just becuase he traded in slaves and just becuase he had a adulterous life with his wife. Doesnt take away from the fact that he was a great leader. Although he did have a history of executing one or two of his men to instill discipline. He was also the first person to offer blacks land and freedom if they would defend new orleans. Something that scared the whites to death becuase blacks outnumbered whites in the south at the time by 25-1.
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