Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump: War against the Elite [read: DELETE)

Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 months, 1 week ago to History
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More History you may not have known, Seems that our knowledge of Jackson has been skewed a bit.

The similarities between Trump and Jackson deserve a closer look.
SOURCE URL: https://pepelivesmatter.substack.com/p/andrew-jackson-and-donald-trump-war

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  • Posted by GaryL 2 months ago
    I always felt I was a bit different. The more the Mainstream hates an individual the more respect I have for that person. My liberal leaning friends used to ask, Why do I like Trump so much? My answer was simple. I don't know Trump well enough to say I like him but I do respect his policies. There is a vast difference between liking someone and respecting them for what they do.
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  • Posted by $ BobCat 2 months, 1 week ago
    When I was in school in the mid 60's, I recall being taught that AJ was crude rude partied hard and disgraced the presidency with his behavior. No mention of paying off the debt... even in the 60's history was being rewritten to serve an agenda...
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  • Posted by $ blarman 2 months ago
    Jackson was a mixed bag. Yes, he took the ultimate stand AGAINST the re-authorization of a US central bank and for that we should thank him. But he was also a huge racist and personally responsible for countless atrocities against the native populaces of what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida where he used his position as General of the armies to slaughter and forcibly evict the native tribes that lived in those areas - many of whom co-existed peacefully with the white settlers and had begun to trade and advance technologically as a result. He continued that legacy as President of the United States with the Trail of Tears.

    I refuse to venerate the man and his portrait on our currency quite frankly appalls me. I'd substitute him in a heartbeat with either Calvin Coolidge - IMHO one of the most underrated and overlooked Presidents in US history - or Ronald Reagan.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 2 months ago
      I should also add that his actions as General were taken of his own account and were not authorized by either Congress (since at the time these were foreign nations) or by the President.
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  • Posted by $ Ben_C 2 months ago
    Awesome post. Amazing how history repeats itself. But then this is not taught in high school history so the lessons are never learned.
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