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Books on President Andrew Jackson, Freemason

How many times have I almost published the natal chart of President Andrew Jackson? He’s a fascinating specimen of Americana and still controversial after all these years.

He fought for the common man – unless you were a Cherokee. (Full disclosure: this blogger has what we call ‘Cherokee’ on both sides of the family although you’d think I was only Caucasion to look at me.)

He was anti-big-bank at a time when it wasn’t cool. An orphan and a fighter till the end, President Jackson makes an intriguing subject for the new bios about him, one by Jon Meacham who appeared yesterday on Meet The Press, ostensibly to tout his book, ‘American Lion.’

On MTP Meacham also said about Barack Obama that “The country is prepared to hear some eloquence.” And Doris Kearnes Goodwin added a Lincoln quote (I love it when she does that): “With popular sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

To my ears, this gives new insight into one of the reasons for Bush-Cheney to cherry pick Iraq intell…they needed popular sentiment – or the illusion of – as set up by the attacks of 9/11…at least long enough to invade Iraq and stir up the Middle East, changing the oil black market of Saddam Hussein and taking control (as they thought) of the region as a springboard for their next ‘conquest.’

So here’s an article on Jackson and the books written about him. Perhaps this will inspire me to publish Jackson’s natal chart when I get a chance (which is not this morning!):

http://www.slate.com/id/2204092/?from=rss

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