There is an old quotation that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.
For Americans, who have a unique and exceptional heritage, it is important that we remember the lessons of our past and engage with the first principles and ideas that have come before us.
Just prior to his inauguration, President Donald Trump compared his movement to the one that brought Andrew Jackson to the White House in the early 19th century. And on Wednesday, he followed up on this commitment and will reportedly hang a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office.
“There hasn’t been anything like this since Andrew Jackson,” Trump said of his comparison to the seventh president. “Andrew Jackson? What year was Andrew Jackson? That was a long time ago.”
Last week on the Doc Owen Show we discussed a little about Contested or Unusual Presidential elections. There was little time to get across all the information, so we thought we would put this research into several articles. Below is Part 1 of a series of 6 posts. We hope you find this information useful.
The first election we will cover is the election of 1800, sometimes called the Prelude to a Duel.
At that time political parties were beginning to form, an unfortunate situation for our Nation when you consider how the dominant political parties are acting today. George Washington did not run as part of a political party. He was a trend setter we should have followed. He also set the precedent of serving two terms. Honor and virtuosity were characteristics of his leadership. Continue reading “Contested or Unusual Presidential Elections – Part 1”