Sunday, May 7, 2017

Donald Trump Was Absolutely Right About Andrew Jackson--But It's Not About the Civil War: It's About Korea

"One man with courage makes a majority." 
“Tell them from me that they can talk and write resolutions and print threats till their heart’s content. But if one drop of blood be shed there in defiance of the laws of the United States, I will hang the first man of them I can get my hands on to the first tree I can find!”--President Andrew Jackson

Does that sound like a man who would let Confederates get away with firing on Fort Sumter?

The Man Who Saved the Union at New Orleans was speaking of the proto-Confederate Nullifiers. Although known far and wide for his ironic post-modern sensibility, one get the sense that he meant it. "Literally".

President Trump: "I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said 'There's no reason for this.' People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"

The Usual Pants-Wetters all went wild. And wet. They started lecturing Trump on history, misquoting him, accusing him of being pro-slavery, twisting his words, making worst-case assumptions, blahblahblah. In short, they went full "Last Night in Sweden" on him. So predictable. So pathetic.

These are the same nuts that screamed about Trump's Loyalty Day Proclamation yesterday as the Coming of New Third Reich!!!!!--until they learned Obama also issued a Loyalty Day Proclamation last year.

They don't even know history from a year ago, let alone from ante-bellum America.


"Jackson sent U.S. Navy warships to Charleston harbor, and threatened to hang any man who worked to support nullification or secession.

In December 1832, Jackson issued a resounding proclamation against the "nullifiers", stating that he considered "the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed".

South Carolina, the President declared, stood on "the brink of insurrection and treason", and he appealed to the people of the state to reassert their allegiance to that Union for which their ancestors had fought. Jackson also denied the right of secession: "The Constitution ... forms a government not a league ... To say that any State may at pleasure secede from the Union is to say that the United States is not a nation."

Jackson asked Congress to pass a "Force Bill" explicitly authorizing the use of military force...The Force Bill became moot because it was no longer needed. On May 1, 1833, Jackson wrote, "the tariff was only the pretext, and disunion and southern confederacy the real object. The next pretext [for secession] will be the negro, or slavery question."
If I were you, I would not mention 'Sanctuary Cities' around the General.
President Trump got his history right on the money. But how about his analysis?

The liberal historians disputing Trump all place President James Buchanan at the bottom of their presidential ratings. Why? Because he had no vision and exhibited no leadership to resolve the Slavery Issue and stop the nation's drift into war. But why fault him if war was inevitable?

In other words, they agree with Trump! He says Jackson's vision of Union FIRST and strong leadership could have made the difference--the difference they all fault Buchanan for failing to make!

Buchanan was indeed The Worst President in History...until Obama. And by Lefty standards, our first Woman President, despite claims by Pantsuit Nixon. Jackson referred to the transgendered Buchanan as "Aunt Fancy".

BTW, despite his flaws, Andy Jackson did more to save America at New Orleans than any of his modern armchair critics, who rail from the safe perch he helped create and provide.

Speaking of Hillary, she just emerged from her East German Prison Matron's Office to tell Christiane Amanpour that she had solved the Korean Crisis, and she would be glad to tell us for a six-figure donation. Just kidding. Seven figures.

Even though she's been around Washington since they fired her from the Watergate Committee, she was too busy taking bribes at the Foundation to bother with it until now. You've helped enough, Ma Barker.

She won't ask it, and the Know-It-All Media won't ask it and the Liberal Historians won't ask it--their combined wisdom got us into this mess. It never even occurs to them to ask:

Why is Trump posing all these historical questions, anyway?

Maybe because he's dealing with a country that is split North against South, that could explode into war with massive casualties, where the previous American president was a visionless weakling and a country where presidential vision and strength are desperately needed now: Korea. 

And not only are North Koreans enslaved as a whole, the regime holds hundreds of thousands of actual slaves in forced labor camps.

You would think they would be glad that a president was thinking about ways to solve these issues without a massive war, but alas, no.

With so much at stake, all their Trumphausen Dementia will allow are endless cheap shots, childish smears and foaming at the mouth.

So don't forget to use the potty before bedtime, kiddies. Or just wear the damn diaper and be done with it.

Breaking Historical-ish-UPDATE from Two Centuries Ago: The Jackson Facts
*Jackson was born in South Carolina, served as a militia courier with his brother in the Revolution while still an adolescent. He served under General Sumter and Colonel William Richardson Davie at the Battle of Hanging Rock. He was captured, slashed by a British officer for refusing to shine boots, and nearly died.
*Bush v. Jackson: Jackson took Florida from the Spanish and became governor. Jeb Bush became governor after taking the Spanish to Florida.
* The Indians called Jackson "Sharp Knife", "Pointed Arrow" and Jacksa Chula Harjo or "Jackson, old and fierce". Probably "Bastard", too. Jackson adopted two Indian boys as sons.
* Calling Elvis: Jackson founded Memphis with two other investors.
* He blamed the British for his family's deaths and John Quincy Adams for his wife's.
*He was the first Sitting President subject to an assassination attempt. Both guns jammed, though worked perfectly when tested. The President caned the shooter, who was caught by Davy Crockett and Washington Irving. (The first Non-Sitting President: "I luckily escaped without a wound, though I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me."--a 23 year-old American Militia colonel, Geo. Washington, describes the Battle of Fort Duquesne, July 9, 1755. Many years later, an Indian chief sought out Washington. The chief told him that he and his warriors had exerted themselves mightily, yet in vain, to kill Washington during that battle: "We felt that some Manitou guarded your life and we believed you could not be killed." Washington later told his brother "By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation. Death was levelling my companions on every side.")
*Pres. Lincoln: "And the name of President Jackson recalls a bit of pertinent history. After the battle of New Orleans, and while the fact that the treaty of peace had been concluded, was well known in the City, but before official knowledge of it had arrived, Gen. Jackson still maintained martial, or military law. Now, that it could be said the war was over, the clamor against martial law, which had existed from the first, grew more furious. Among other things a Mr. Louiallier, published a denunciatory newspaper article--Gen. Jackson arrested him-- A lawyer by the name of Morel,  procured the U. S. Judge Hall to order a writ of Habeas Corpus to release Mr. Louaillier. Gen. Jackson arrested both the lawyer and the judge-- A Mr. Hollander ventured to say of some part of the matter that "it was a dirty trick." Gen. Jackson arrested him-- When the officer undertook to serve the writ of Habeas Corpus, Gen. Jackson took it from him, and sent him away with a copy. Holding the judge in custody a few days, the general sent him beyond the limits of his encampment, and set him at liberty, with an order to remain till the ratification of peace should be regularly announced, or until the British should have left the Southern coast-- A day or two more elapsed, the ratification of the treaty of peace was regularly announced, and the judge and others were fully liberated-- A few days more, and the judge called Gen. Jackson into Court and fined him a thousand dollars, for having arrested him and the others named-- The general paid the fine, and there the matter rested for nearly thirty years, when Congress refunded principal and interest. The late Senator Douglas, then in the House of Representatives, took a leading part in the debate, in which the constitutional question was much discussed. I am not prepared to say whom the Journals would show to have voted for the measure. It may be remarked: First, that we had the same constitution then, as now. Secondly, that we then had a case of Invasion, and that now we have a case of Rebellion, and: Thirdly, that the permanent right of the people to public discussion, the liberty of speech and the press, the trial by jury, the law of evidence, and the Habeas Corpus suffered no detriment whatever by that conduct of Gen. Jackson, or its subsequent approval by the American Congress.".......
* The Whigs named themselves in opposition to "King Andrew", taking their name from the anti-monarchy British party.
* Jackson never said "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it." His actual words to Brigadier General John Coffee: "The decision of the supreme court has fell still born, and they find that it cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate." referring to the moot status of the decision. Jackson had his #FakeNews, too.
Bad History-UPDATE: There was indeed some #FakeHistory spewed out the other day
--it was Crooked Hillary's recitation of her husband's disastrous Nuclear Deal with North Korea,
 which she tried to blame on George W. Bush:

CLINTON: Now, the North Koreans are always interested. Not just Kim Jong-un, but his father before him were always interested in trying to get Americans to come to negotiate, to elevate their status and their position. We should be very careful about giving that away. You should not offer that in the absence of a broader strategic framework to try to get China, Japan, Russia, South Korea to put the kind of pressure on the regime that will finally bring them to the negotiating table with some kind of realistic prospect for change. As Christiane said, there was a negotiation in the '90s that put an end to one aspect of their nuclear program. Two ways to make it, plutonium, uranium -- shut down the plutonium. And then, a few years later, there was evidence that they were cheating. And I think that there was -- and I've said this publicly before -- I think the Bush administration erred in saying they're cheaters, now we're not going to do anything. They should have said you're cheating, back to the negotiating table, now we're going to shut down your uranium program. But because they withdrew from any kind of negotiations, the uranium program started up. So negotiations are critical, but they have to be part of a broader strategy, not just thrown out on a tweet some morning that, hey, let's get together and see if we can't get along. And maybe we can, you know -- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) -- come up with some sort of a deal. That doesn't work. 
AMANPOUR: Did the Syria strike work?  

CLINTON: I think it's too soon to really tell. 
AMANPOUR: Did you support it? 
CLINTON: Yes, I did support it. I didn't publicly support it because there was, you know, that wasn't my role, but I did support it. But I am not convinced that it really made much of a difference. And I don't know what kind of potentially, you know, backroom deals were made with the Russians. I mean, we later learned that the Russians and the Syrians moved jets off the runway, that the Russians may have been given a heads up before our own Congress was."

CintonHistory: Bush screwed up the Clintons' wonderful deal
Actual History: It was stillborn in the first place and she didn't bother to pretend to fix it when she took over at State

ClintonHistory: the Norks didn't start cheating years later
Actual History:  they never stopped

ClintionHistory: Trump cut a secret deal with Putin over Syria.
Actual History: She and Obama cut all the secret deals with Putin.

Miss Know-it-All knows how to fix everything--except she didn't do it when she had the chance. Too busy cashing checks. She was also quite angry that the Access Hollywood deal she engineered with NBC fell flat. What a nasty piece of work.

 And while Obama gave nukes and money to Iran out of love, it will be up to future historians to decide: Did the Clintons give nukes and money to North Korea for Clinton Ca$h or out of blackmail? (It wasn't out of Communist affinity; the Clintons aren't principled enough to be Communists.)

Certainly all the Commies had agents in Little Rock partying with the governor, making Bill Clinton the most blackmail-able president in history. Ask yourself this; if the Clintons were blackmailed, would they do the right thing and give up power or would they sell out America to keep power?
To ask the question is to answer it.

Lifezette: "On Oct. 18, 1994, Clinton approved a plan to arrange more than $4 billion in energy aid to North Korea over the course of a decade, in return for a commitment from the country’s Communist leadership to freeze and gradually dismantle its nuclear weapons development program..The North Korean deal of 1994 is the prototype for why open societies should not negotiate arms control agreements with rogue regimes,” said Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University. “The North Koreans duped Jimmy Carter — an emissary of Clinton — and the Clinton administration to subsidize the North Korean nuclear program in exchange for the counterfeit promise that North Korea would limit itself to civilian nuclear power.”
Kaufman said the agreement tranquilized the West while the North Koreans proceeded to cross the nuclear threshold, which they announced in 2002 after pocketing billions from the West.
"[President] Obama's feckless nuclear deal [with Iran] is the sequel," said Kaufman. "We have lifted sanctions on Iran, infusing that tottering economy with much-needed cash, in exchange for an agreement that enables Iran to cross the nuclear threshold — even in the unlikely event the Iranians abide by it. Worse, we can [not] verify Iranian compliance reliably. Nor can we enforce the agreement even if we detect unambiguous violation because enforcement depends on the U.N. Security Council."".......

Obama copied the North Korean Deal in the Iran Deal precisely because it was "unsuccessful". And Hillary helped enact them both.

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