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It may or may not be common knowledge by now that on my back burner of things to do is the complete removal of Andrew Jackson from U.S. currency. I say "backburner" because right when my effort managed to gather steam last March, the "immigration protests" hit. That was the first of many incidents that would clearly take priority over my cause. I currently am waiting to calmer times so that Congress might be slightly more attentive.

But on to the point. . .

I stumbled across this web article the other day entitled "How to Celebrate Andrew Jackson Day". Thinking it to be a joke that someone would celebrate one of the most prominent racist and genocidal maniacs in American History, I read through this article. As it turns out, Tennessee celebrates "Andrew Jackson Day" on March 15 every year. What buffoonery is this? That was the question I kept asking myself.
Now, I hate to preach to you but I'll just come right out and tell you again that Andrew Jackson was a racist and genocidal maniac. Some "Fun Facts" are that he personally was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Native Americans. His beliefs and mentality also led to these United States of America claiming many thousands more natives through disease and through murder. If I may entertain you with some of Andrew Jackson's words, here is a quote taken from his Fifth Annual Message to Congress, "They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and superior race, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear." Personally, I want to know why Tenessee has failed to proclaim a holiday honoring Adolf Hitler.

I sent an email to "", the host of the article. This is the email that I sent:

I was just browsing your website and I came upon an article entitled "How to Celebrate Andrew Jackson Day". I thought it was quite funny the things mentioned to celebrate a slave owner and racist mass murderer. Your "eHow Holidays & Celebrations Editor" should do his or her research before putting up junk like this. I'd like to leave you with this quote by Mr. Jackson, made about the Native Americans- "They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and superior race, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear."

This is the response I received:

Thank you for visiting out site, and providing us with some feedback. Readers may have their personal views and opinions in regards to our content, but eHow in no way is intentionally trying to offend any specific group. These articles we have on our site are mere references and learning tools. Thank you.

I like to think that "mere references and learning tools" don't blindly add to ignorance.

For more than half of my life, I have not known the real history of my country. I had to find that that information myself through buying and borrowing books. I had to find much that information in all corners of the internet. I encourage you all to research the aforementioned topic and others. There are countless resources awaiting you, online and off. One I can always recommend is "".

Here is a link to the "" article:

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  1. I cannot help but think that Jackson, this “racist and genocidal maniac”, shares the same crazed, hollow eyes of another president. Our current racist and genocidal resident of the White House ~ with his legacy of Katrina, Iraq and, not to mention, his passion for torture.

  2. When you put it like that, the resemblance is uncanny. . .


    I recommend Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    by James W. Loewen.


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