In 1828, the son of a president was defeated by a Democrat who brought thousands of disenfranchised new voters into politics. The son of a president was elected just 4 years earlier — not because he won a majority of votes but because he was given the presidency through the Electoral College.
The doors of the White House were thrown opened and all those backward backwoodsmen dirtied the floors as Andrew Jackson was inaugurated, defeating John Quincy Adams with votes from the likes of people society folk looked down upon as queer and unusual.
The unusual voting bloc helped make what history has called the Age of Jackson and Jacksonian democracy.p>Thank you for your enlightening article about those voters who, apparently, are so different from you and other highly respectable folk. br> — Michael J. Contos br> Conshohocken, Pennsylvania /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online