Jackson also loathed the central government and the over-reaching judiciary. “Justice Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it”; and the bank of the United States.
As far as I can see, it is in the Taft/Wilson/Coolidge era that the dominant wing of the GOP becomes more classically liberal than the dominant wing of the Dems.
Andrew Jackson, the first Democrat President, was also prominent in the racial politics that has characterized the Democrat party ever since.
The party of the KKK, the New Black Panther Party, and the racial lynch mob, got its start massacring Indians and stealing their land to benefit party cronies.
I always have thought the Demonrats’ claim to Jefferson was preposterous based on their antithetical opposition to nearly all he stood for.
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The question Who started the Democrat Party? is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary.
Clearly, the Democrat Partys claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous.
The most famous personality in the founding of the Democrat Party was Aaron Burr. As the murderer of Alexander Hamilton Burr is the foremost skeleton in the Democrat closet.
Throughout his life Aaron Burr was the kind of opportunist whose character would allow him to fit well into the company of Democrats from Andrew Jackson (an unindicted co-conspirator in Burrs treason trial) to the Copperheads of the Civil War era to todays Democrat voter fraud specialists.
Among the accomplishments of this Democrat Party hero are his decades long efforts to undermine the United States as a single functioning country; his killing of Alexander Hamilton in a legal duel; his establishment of the Democrat exception to federal law prohibiting private persons from unauthorized foreign policy engagements and the development of New York Citys Tammany Hall into the most corrupt Democrat crime syndicate in American history until Richard Daleys Chicago.
Democrat Party Founding Father Aaron Burrs treason
On February 19, 1807 Aaron Burr, at the time was a former Vice President of the United States, was tracked down and arrested in Alabama on federal charges of treason. His arrest stemmed from his involvement in a plot to seize the formerly French and Spanish Louisiana territories and Mexico in order to establish a new independent nation with Burr as its leader.
The Presidential election of 1800 produced no clear winner with Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied, each having received 73 Electoral votes. After more than 35 re-votes Alexander Hamilton brokered a deal allowing Jefferson to take the majority of votes and become President. At that time candidates for President and Vice President did not run together as a ticket. Consequently, as runner up Aaron Burr became Vice President of the Unites States of America.
Given the chance to observer Burr on a regular basis for 4 years as his Vice President, Jefferson refused to support him for re-nomination in 1804. Forced out of office in March 1805 Burr successfully promoted himself to be the leader of a segment of Federalists that did not see a United States of America as being in their personal best interests.
Hamilton, hearing of this movement, did not miss an opportunity to remind anyone who would listen about of the coarse character of the new Federalist groups leader. In unusually strong language, Hamilton was quoted as saying, he .. looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government.
On July 11, 1804, his final year as Vice President of the United States, Burr moved to silence Hamilton. Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel, which at the time was legal although frowned upon. To his great and mortal misfortune, Hamilton accepted and the two men squared off in Weehawken, New Jersey. Burr killed Hamilton and was indicted for murder in both New Jersey and New York, but never stood trial in either state.
He fled to Washington DC and asserted executive immunity. Jefferson had had enough of Burr and refused to support him for a second term as Vice President.
Immediately after leaving office, Burr joined in the ongoing plot to take half of North America by force, set up his own country and presumably become its dictator for life. CONTINUED NEXT FRIDAY
This material comes from my book, Crooks Thugs and Bigots: the Lost Hidden and Changed History of the Democrat Party. This story will continue next Friday and each Friday thereafter, but if you cannot wait to read more of the history of the Democrat Party Ill send you a free PDF of my book write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great read. Always wanted to know how this criminal organization started