Nothing signals the end of the old United States as an independent nation with a heritage more than the removal of Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. The truth is that Jackson long ago rolled over in his grave.
This one is a bit more of a personal insult, as I have a heritage tied to Andrew Jackson. My paternal surname great-three grandfather was one of Gen. Jackson’s Tennessee Volunteer soldiers in the War of 1812. My ancestor fought the “Creek Wars,” was at the Battle of New Orleans and served in the Seminole Wars (America’s conquest of Florida).
But who cares about such nation-building historical sentimentality now? It’s a hyper politically correct and symbolic gesture that pretty much says it all, at least for me.
Jackson: A True American Patriot in an Era of Real (Not Contrived) Threats
At every step of Jackson’s career, he was a thorn in the side of British and Rothschild interests. For that, his reputation has been trashed. After 12 years, during which the Second Bank of the United States ruthlessly manipulated the American economy to the detriment of the people and to the benefit of its own money-grabbing ends, the American people had not surprisingly had enough and nominated Tennessee Sen. Andrew Jackson to run for president.
To the dismay of the Rothschilds, Jackson won the presidency and made it quite clear he was going to use his mandate to kill this bank at his first opportunity. He starts out during his first term in office rooting out the bank’s many minions from government service. To illustrate how deep this cancer was rooted in government, in order to achieve this end he had to fire 2,000 of the 11,000 employees of the federal government.
Throughout his 1828 presidential campaign, Jackson railed against the international banksters, who controlled the Bank of the United States (BUS). Jackson argued more than 8 million shares of the stock of the bank were owned by foreign banksters.
Jackson ranted: “You are a den of vipers. I intend to expose you and by eternal God I will rout you out. If the people understood the rank injustices of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.”
In another famous speech, Jackson said: “Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves.”
Jackson won the election and revoked the bank’s charter, stating, “The Act seems to be predicated on an erroneous idea that the present shareholders have a prescriptive right to not only the favor but the bounty of the government … for their benefit does this Act exclude the whole American people from competition in the purchase of this monopoly. … Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits but have besought us to make them richer by acts of Congress. I have done my duty to this country.”
Jackson was re-elected in 1832. In 1835, he was the target of an assassination attempt. The gunman was Richard Lawrence, who confessed that he was “in touch with the powers in Europe.” Jackson, age 68 at the time, beat and subdued Lawrence with his cane.
Still, in 1836, Jackson refused to renew the BUS charter. Under his watch, the U.S. national debt went to zero for the first and last time in our nation’s history. This angered the international bankers, whose primary income is derived from interest payments on debt.
BUS President Nicholas Biddle cut off funding to the U.S. government, thereby plunging the U.S. into a depression. Biddle was an agent for Paris-based Jacob Rothschild.
Of course, Jackson is attacked vehemently for being a wealthy slave owner but without the context of place and time in history. One former slave, Hannah, remarked of Jackson, “He was more a father to us than a master, and many’s the time we’ve wished him back again to help us out of our troubles” [The Grainger Collection].
Hannah also described Jackson’s last words in June 1845: “I hope to meet you all in Heaven, both black and white.” Andrew Jackson and America, rest in peace.