Lessons from history: If Andrew Jackson challenges you to a duel, don’t accept.

A true mad man, and one of the greatest men America ever saw. – The Jesse Kelly Show.
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Who’s he talking about? Andrew Jackson, that’s who.

8 Comments on Lessons from history: If Andrew Jackson challenges you to a duel, don’t accept.

  1. “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.”

    Jackson’s position on one Supremes decision.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  2. Jackson was a reaction to the to the elites of the time giving the finger to the deplorables of the time. This is not new: this is the fundamental conflict of our history — The Boston-Philly-New York axis birthed the Revolution and then got their asses handed to them by their first contact with the British. And it was the irregular backwoods hunter-snipers and Southerners (with a little help from swamp borne mosquitoes) that bailed them out

    Not everything Jackson did was great. His anti-elite recklessness, especially against the Bank of the United States caused a serious recession and gave birth to the only viable third party in our history, The Whigs. That’s gotta be a black mark against him

    But then again … this whole experiment was new. We careened wildly back and forth between elitism and populism. There were no set boundaries, so it was a contest of wills. And Jackson was one willful son of a bitch

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  3. love it when ‘Old Hickory’ opened up the White House on Inauguration Day to the people (he claimed it was ‘their house’) … & ‘the people promptly bum-rushed the door & took every stick of furniture, all the curtains & rugs!

    Bum Lives Matter!

    btw, those ‘southern’ backwoods tactics were used in the Battle of Concord & more ‘victories’ by the British in the Battle of Breed’s Hill & they wouldn’t have had much of an army … they controlled the north because their navy controlled the coast, until the French contested them in the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay … which won the War. (but that’s an argument for another day)

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