Battle of New Orleans Song Facts (I do like that Johnny Horton song)
Of course this is mostly driven by political correctness and politics*, but so what? I do not hate Democrat Andrew Jackson, but he is hardly my favorite President.
As much as one can admire Andrew Jackson on some things, what he did to the Cherokee and other Southeastern Native Americans was terrible. As a lesson of history, that might be a good discussion to have again with Democrat Senator and Progressive Scold (and possible Hillary Clinton running mate) Elizabeth Warren.
Is Elizabeth Warren Native American or not? As Mark Steyn so eloquently described: Elizabeth Warren is “the whitest white since Frosty the Snowman fell in a vat of White-Out.”
Senator Warren’s family history is even more complicated than she let’s on. When she is not pretending to be an oppressed minority at Harvard, it turns out one of her direct relatives helped round up the Cherokee people for the Trail of Tears. That’s awkward.
Breaking: Treasury throws founder of the Democratic Party off $20 bill, replaces with gun-toting Republican pic.twitter.com/G9dVXpTaXv— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 20, 2016
I hope the new Harriet Tubman bill looks like this pic.twitter.com/gYbFR0Pn8X
— newbz (@feminewbie) April 20, 2016
So we are replacing one of the founders of the Democrat party with a Republican black woman who loved guns. I’m good with that, especially since I am also a fan of Alexander Hamilton (and would prefer to see him remain on the $10 bill).
Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop Hamilton portrays it’s namesake as a hero
(which as Terry Teachout points out is finally starting to piss off progressives)
With promises made about putting a woman on the currency, it is going to happen and barring creating another bill no one will ever use, someone is going to get bumped. It looks like it will be Jackson.Terry Teachout and Don Surber, however, are making an impassioned pitch for Satchamo on the currency! I love Louis Armstrong, both as a human being and an artist, but this whole debate started over putting a woman on the currency (with the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage). If only Louis was a Louisa, he might have had a shot.
.@donsurber I love Louis, but they want a woman. So I will gladly take $20 Tubman over losing Hamilton to this: pic.twitter.com/LdQSQCzxQY
— Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL) April 21, 2016
EBL: Elizabeth Warren finds her Cherokee blood connection not in her veins but on her hands, Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, and Historical Figures in Popular Culture
*I am not surprised by Donald Trump’s Jackson defense given he’s been channeling Andrew Jackson this whole election: Make America Jacksonian Again
— Young Conservative™ (@steve0423) April 21, 2016