A Liberal group called ′Women on 20s′ held a vote and the winner to replace President Andrew Jackson was for Harriet Tubman to be on the $20 bill. The other three finalists were Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller. The group will send their petition to the White House, seeking action by Barack Hussein Obama. There has been several groups seeking to remove ′Old Hickory′ from the ′sawbuck′ over the years. Even Ronald Reagan′s name has been mentioned. The loudest voices against Andrew Jackson have been by Native American Indians, as he was responsible for the ′Trail of Tears′ when many Cherokees died while being forced to relocate from the Southeast to Oklahoma. Indeed, many Indian casinos refuse to carry $20 bills because of this.
Of course, history is never so ′black and white′. Jackson did lead military forces during some of the Indian wars which were fought early in our nation′s history. However, he did hold many Indian chiefs in high regard and even adopted an orphaned Indian boy and raised him. Jackson was also a hero of the War of 1812, defending New Orleans from a British attack in 1815.
Old Hickory was also the first president elected by popular vote. Jackson also has been the one and only president to ever pay off the National Debt and take on the banking interests, abolishing the central bank of the day. For that action, alone, he deserves his place in history and on the $20 bill. We will probably never see that sort of sheer, political courage ever again. We certainly haven′t seen it since him. He was the only U.S. president to survive two assassination attempts, in both cases shooting back with his own guns. What a guy!
So who really cares if some dopey group called ′Women on 20s′ wants to have Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill? The group that wants Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill has a members list that reads like a roll call of Communist sympathizers. A lot of Hollywood idiots like Susan Sarandon and other elitists including none other than Chelsea Clinton. I can understand why Native American Indians hate Old Hickory, but the Far Left is really off base on this one. If anything, Jackson should be their hero as he was one of the very few presidents who actually defied ′The Establishment′ for the sake of the Common People. Prof. Daniel Feller of the University of Tennessee notes that when one reads some of Sen. Elizabeth Warren′s statements about income inequality and economic injustice, she quotes whole sentences from Jackson. Love him or hate him, Old Hickory was the first, real Democrat president and a Progressive to boot!