General Jackson Would Want Off the Twenty Dollar Note

OR: Women on 20s Seek Removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 Bill

A close-up of Andrew Jackson on a $20 bill pictured on May 21, 2015. A group known as ‘Women on 20s’ wants Harriet Tubman to replace Jackson due to his support for the Indian Removal Act of 1830, and the year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy) 

Having read every biography extant written about General Jackson, I am as close to certain as I can possibly be that Old Hickory would have been vexed if he had been informed of the dubious honor of having been placed on the United States 20 Dollar Note. Patrick Buchanan and every other critic of this move are wrong. Painfully so.

Andrew Jackson was a great opponent of the First US Bank. He fought Nicholas. Biddle over the US Bank until, in victory, Jackson shuttered the damnable operation.

Jackson would not be quite so angry at having been removed or placed on the reverse of the the 20 Dollar Bill. I posit that Jackson would have demanded to be removed altogether.

No, Conservatives, you do no justice to President Andrew Jackson in fighting this. You, in fact, are doing the opposite of the actual wishes of the man who lived and died as General Jackson did. You would be correct in championing Hamilton’s inclusion on US currency. He created the system and was a champion of the Banks. He was a great supporter of fractional banking whilst Jackson thought it equivalent to the anti-Christ.

A bit of history for those of you who can’t be bothered with actual facts and the research thereof.

Under its director, Nicholas Biddle, the Bank applied for Congressional re-charter in 1832, four years before its current charter was due to expire. President Jackson, already wary of the concentration of power represented by the Bank, revitalized old Jeffersonian arguments against its continuation. The “Monster Bank,” as he called it, gave too much influence to a select group of wealthy financiers. Lost in the path of its destruction lay the downtrodden farmers and planters whom the Bank victimized by calling in loans and foreclosing on property. Jackson regarded himself as the spokesman for America’s virtuous independent farmers, threatened by an impersonal institution with undue control over their daily lives.

Jackson vetoed the Bank’s re-charter in 1832, and then won a decisive presidential victory over Henry Clay in a campaign largely focused on the Bank. But Jackson thought his veto insufficient, so in mid-1833 he began withdrawing government deposits from the Bank and placing them in various state banks loyal to the Democratic Party. Biddle, in response, called in loans and tightened the currency as a way of demonstrating his power and putting pressure on the chief executive. Despite Biddle’s best efforts, the Second Bank went out of existence as its charter expired in 1836.

Jackson hated the Banks. He, rightly, blamed them for ruining the economy of the US and the concentration of power in the hands of a moneyed elite.

Does 2008 and Too Big To Fail ring a bell for anyone of you Conservative Champions of the Legacy of Andrew Jackson and the 20 Dollar Bill?

1913 & The Era of Tyranny

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In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted allowing the Federal Government to directly tax the people. Thus was born the Income Tax.

Taxation of a person’s labor is enslavement in all but name only.

The Federal Reserve was also born that year allowing the Federal Government to issue “fiat money.” Money that is valued only so long as confidence can be fabricated and maintained by the Federal Government. The Fed can print money to it’s heart’s content devaluing our currency ever so slowly in the process. This is theft by devaluation. One dollar today is not the same as one dollar a mere ten years ago. Stealth wealth redistribution.

The Federal Reserve is made possible only because of the tax base which is the Citizenry of the United States of America.

We are accounts upon which the Federal Government of the United States can perpetually draw upon for any and every misadventure and insane scheme that the Banks, controlling US Corporations and the Fed can fantasize about in their greedy, beady eyed little heads.

Imperial America was born in 1913 made possible by the creation of the Federal Reserve and a permanent funding source that is US, the United States Citizen.

Also, in the year 1913, the 17th Amendment was passed. This crafty amendment altered the s/election of the Senators of the United States of America.

Where before, the States Legislatures elected United States Senators, thereby maintaining control over the Senior Representatives of the respective, autonomous and sovereign States, the 17th Amendment created direct elections via popular State Citizen vote of the Senators from each State.

These acts removed any checks that the individual and sovereign States held over the Federal Government paving the way for the Centralized and all too powerful Federal Government that we have today wherein the Executive can take the Nation to war on whims, lies and propaganda and truth be damned.

The Federal Government is now Supreme and all powerful. What it cannot overcome via coercion and threats of violence, it can overcome with pork via the confiscations of the Income Tax and the tyrannical Internal Revenue Service.

Americans are now wholly owned subsidiaries of the Federal Government of the United States of America. We are slaves in all but name.

Try not paying your Federal Income Taxes and see how free you are.

The monies that are collected via the income tax make possible every evil that has been enacted by the Federal Government since 1913.

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