While Prince William County Democrats feel it is beyond abhorrent to have a school named after a Virginia Governor who at one time was part of the “massive resistance movement” it doesn’t seem to trouble them at all to raise money for the local party apparatus using the name of a slaveholder who was responsible for atrocities against minorities. Kinda makes you wonder what the real agenda at work here is, doesn’t it?
Please join the Prince William County Democratic Committee for our 37th Annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner! This is THE Democratic event of the year!
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Old Hickory Golf Club (11921 Chanceford Dr, Woodbridge). Cash only* cocktail hour at 4pm with dinner at 5pm.
Now about that Jackson fellow…
Andrew Jackson was a wealthy slave owner and infamous Indian killer, gaining the nickname “Sharp Knife” from the Cherokee. He was also the founder of the Democratic Party, demonstrating that genocide against Indigenous People is a nonpartisan issue. His first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against Indians, “Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Indian women and children after massacres in order to complete the extermination.” The Creeks lost 23 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama, paving the way for cotton plantation slavery. His frontier warfare and subsequent “negotiations” opened up much of the Southeast U.S. to settler colonialism. (source)
One might think that if honoring the right people, who have lead exemplary lives whose legacies reflect the “right side of history” were so important to Prince William County Democrats perhaps naming their annual fundraising event after a racist might be something they wouldn’t do. Well, there’s a difference between Mills Godwin and Andrew Jackson that might explain this strange cognitive dissonance. Mills Godwin left the Democrat Party which upset them so much Democrats started burning crosses in his lawn after he renounced segregation and “massive resistance.” Andrew Jackson never left the Democrat Party, maintaining his racist views until his death.
[Indians] have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the causes of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear. - Andrew Jackson, Fifth Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1833
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