By Kevin “Coach” Collins
The story of the Democrats (available in its entirety free; see details below) continues by exposing Andrew Jackson as the fake he was.
The Trail of Tears
Perhaps the worst instance of Jackson’s willingness to emulate the bellicose traditions of European empires was the genocide of the Cherokee Nation known as the Trail of Tears.
It was carried out under the Indian Removal Act which was championed by Georgia Democrat Senator John Forsyth. Under its provisions the US Army would force the Cherokees to walk from as far away as North Carolina to modern day Oklahoma. The Bataan-like march killed as many as 4000 of the 17,000 who started the three month trek.
The putative justification for the Indian Removal Act and subsequent treaties negotiated between the states and Indians was rooted in the assertion that states had the right to violate federal treaties with foreign governments as America’s Indian tribes were seen even then. 
When the United States Supreme Court ruled that Georgia and other individual states could not legally violate existing federal treaties with the Native Americans, Jackson ignored the ruling and with classic Democrat smugness responded, “[Chief Justice] John Marshall has rendered his decision; now let him enforce it.”
Even years later, an anonymous Georgia militiaman who participated in the “roundup” of the Cherokee Indians summed up the Trail of Tears with these words: “I fought through the Civil War and have seen men shot to pieces and slaughtered by thousands, but the Cherokee removal was the cruelest work I ever knew.”
The attempt on Andrew Jackson’s life
On January 30, 1835 Andrew Jackson was the target of the first assassination attempt against an American president. On that day an obviously deranged man named Richard Lawrence tried to shoot Jackson who was only saved by the malfunctioning of both of his pistols.
At the time of the attack, Lawrence insisted he was King Richard III of England and blamed Jackson for the death of his father who had never set foot in America. Lawrence insisted Jackson owed him money and once he was paid he could assume the throne of England.
It took a jury just five minutes to declare Lawrence criminally insane and confine him to a mental hospital for life. 
Does this sound familiar?
This incident is instructive because it was followed by Jackson using it as an opportunity to blame the actions of a bizarre insane man on his political enemies. Jackson insisted that Henry Clay, a member of the Whig Party, had urged Lawrence on.
Jackson also made the same charge against George Poindexter, a Senator from Mississippi, who hired Lawrence to paint his house a few months before the incident. Jackson had not forgotten that Poindexter had been the prosecutor in the Aaron Burr treason trial twenty eight years earlier. Poindexter was never able to shake the charge and was defeated in his re-election bid. 
Martin Van Buren President 1837 to 1841
Martin Van Buren was Andrew Jackson’s successor. His presidency brought about the beginning of the Democrats’ unrelenting attack on African Americans which continues to this day.
Van Buren served one term because of the clumsy manner in which he handled the Panic of 1837 caused by Andrew Jackson’s destruction of the Bank of The United States.
Aside from the agony caused by Van Buren’s insistence upon closely adhering to “Old Hickory’s” ruinous financial policies, Van Buren was an ardent supporter of slavery.
Van Buren actually took the opportunity of his Inaugural Address to express his total support for holding innocent people in bondage. In now familiar Democrat style he was more concerned with winning favor with Southern Democrats than the basic human rights of African-Americans.
Upon being sworn in Van Buren is quoted as having said, “I must go into the Presidential chair the inflexible and uncompromising opponent of every attempt on the part of Congress to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia against the wishes of the slaveholding States, and also with a determination equally decided to resist the slightest interference with it in the States where it exists.” 
He also supported returning the rebellious slaves who were on the Amistad back to their capturers as if they were bags of misplaced laundry.
He saw to the completion of the Trail of Tears which killed thousands of Native Americans, and fought out the Second Seminole War to make certain Florida would be a slave state.
In 1850 Van Buren supported the federal Run-Away-Slave Act – a law that so angered the North that the Wisconsin legislature passed an act nullifying its power in their state. ……
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