Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump was right about Andrew Jackson



It sounds like our boy took a serious US history class in his time at university.  It also begs the question of just why journalism majors do not take honors level history courses as well.  The Donald was not been academically rigorous in his statement but then that was hardly his intent.  Journalists have no such excuse.  They know by now that he will make muddy references to real information.  They have to ferret out the real information and it was as simple as asking just what he meant from either the Donald himself if possible or from an historian.

Your first clue is that Andrew Jackson was two generations before the actual Civil War and no one makes that mistake, particularly when you are been successfully compared to 'Old Hickory' yourself.

We can now understand that the Donald had a real interest in American history and surely an interest in American business history.  He may have a naive understanding of many other areas of endeavor except perhaps for their results, but that never mattered in his world and certainly does not matter now.

Sooner or later the press will learn to be very careful in calling the Donald out.  He is proving to be right over and over again and he is quite happy to let the press show off their own incompetence by throwing out the odd bone they can gnaw on..

Media lies! Trump was right about Andrew Jackson 

May 1, 2017 

by Stephen Dietrich, Managing Editor


Monday, one of the top trending stories across all social media platforms is on President Donald Trump’s comments on Andrew Jackson and how the seventh president of the United States helped prevent the American Civil War.

“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, ‘There’s no reason for this,'” Trump said of Jackson, much to the delight of social media.

The press is having a field day, gleefully saying and writing editorials suggesting the president doesn’t know his U.S. history and that Trump was wrong.

All across social media, the story has gone viral. Liberals are quick to point out that Jackson died in 1845, almost 16 years before the first shells were fired on Ft. Sumter, and claim he had nothing to do with the conflict.

There’s only one small hiccup — Trump, you see, was right.

Not just a little right, either.

He was totally, 100 percent right.

Historians credit Jackson with preserving the union during the Nullification Crisis from 1832 to 1833.

Despite what the mainstream media tries to spin, Jackson stopped the Civil War from happening during his presidency — and was outspoken in his regrets that he didn’t do more.

Sorry, liberals.

South Carolina, led by former Vice President John C. Calhoun, had threatened to secede from the union over an individual state’s ability to void federal tariffs. The tariffs were put in place by Henry Clay and his political allies, and they favored the growing industrial north over the slave-dependent exports of the south.

In response to South Carolina’s threats, Jackson threatened to march the U.S. Army into the state and hang any man he deemed treasonous, and Congress approved a bill allowing the president to use force to enforce the law.

At the same time, South Carolina began organizing an army of it’s own, and the two sides very nearly came to blows.

The controversy was, at it’s heart, the same argument that eventually led to the Civil War. The conflict, Jackson remarked, was far from over… and in May 1833 he accurately predicted the next confrontation.

“The tariff was only a pretext, and disunion and southern Confederacy the real object,” Jackson wrote. “The next pretext will be the negro, or slavery question.”

But don’t expect those subtle differences to be explained by the mainstream media.

CNN might not like it, but Jackson’s strong, military response — and Congress’ eventual compromise that preserved states’ rights — is viewed by historians as a major milestone during the buildup to the Civil War.

Many of these same historians credit Jackson’s actions with ultimately preserving the union.
South Carolina’s military strength relative to the industrial capabilities of the north was higher in the 1830s.

In other words, if the Nullification Crisis had become a full-blown shooting war, it’s uncertain if the Union would have survived.

It was, after all, a close call nearly 30-years later during the Civil War; during those three decades, the industrial north had grown exponentially in strength compared to the southern states. It’s the same industrial power the north used to ultimately win the war.

Jackson was angry about the devolving state of the Union, too.

When Jackson left the White House, he was asked if he any regrets.

“I only have two regrets,” Jackson famously replied. “I didn’t shoot Henry Clay and I didn’t hang John C. Calhoun.”

In other words — Trump was right.

Any history fan can tell you that the Civil War didn’t escalate overnight.

The conflict didn’t exist in a historical bubble, and trying to label it as such — like the liberal media did Monday — is lazy.

And it’s historically wrong.

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