American Indian Heritage Month: Democrats and Indians

An examination of the role Democrats played in stealing Native American land shows the party's history of deception.


SAN JOSE, November 21, 2016 – The 2016 presidential election proved to be filled with many startling revelations about both major political parties, and proved to be more than just one more election in the history of presidential elections in the United States. During the campaign cycle, Americans were exposed to a great deal of corruption at the core of the “Democratic” Party.  Unfortunately, it is unclear whether such corruption and outright criminal activity will go unpunished at this point.

While neither party has a monopoly on political corruption, the contemporary Democrats have been exposed for fusing their political shenanigans with flagrant criminal actions. But, recent revelations should not be totally surprising to Americans based on the history of the autocratic “Democratic” Party. Sadly, it may be irrelevant in light of how successful the “Democratic” Party has been at manipulation of the voters in this time. However, Democrat leadership has always been adept at manipulating the electorate. How else could anyone explain the success of the Democrats convincing Americans that Blacks were not human beings during the period of American slavery from 1787 to 1865, or that babies are not in the 21st century?

Today in America, Democrat propagandists in schools who call themselves teachers, and the ones who call themselves journalists in the media, have people almost believing and feeding a collective guilty conscience that it was Americans who invented slavery. Americans did enslave Blacks for a period of time during American history; yet, most slavery in in the northern states was abolished over time by 1850. It was the aristocratic, autocratic, “Democratic” Party – in the North and in the South – that supported slavery in America through the Civil War. Additionally, a true U.S. history has not been successfully written, as much of it has been written by apologists for the “Democratic” Party, who mitigate or distort such inhumanity.

A true history of the “Democratic” Party, would indicate that deliberate deception and flagrant violation of the Constitution is a repeated pattern since the inception of the Party. Lying and corruption — even outright denial of the value of the Constitution — exists in the political DNA  of the Party. Unfortunately, it has been glossed over, or completely ignored, by loyal historians who have been less than objective in their portrayal of such violations of the law of the land.

Even today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the American mainstream media is willfully complicit or complacent in violations of the Constitution by Obama’s Administration and any real criminal activity perpetrated by the “Democratic” Party. This is intolerable.

The month of November provides a fitting opportunity for a confrontation of the true history about the insidious foundation of Jacksonian Democrats minus the slick veneer applied by the apologists for the “Democratic” Party.

November was designated as American Indian (or Native American) Heritage Month by Congress in 1990, with the primary purpose of bringing to light memories of the American Indian culture, and one truth that needs to be exposed is how the true origins of the Jacksonian Democrats include the humiliation, dehumanization, and forced death of the American Indians.

An undeniable portion of the foundation of the “Democratic” Party is intertwined with the history of the American Indians, and their history was dramatically altered with long lasting consequences and severe collateral damage. The tyrannical actions of a president and a complicit Democrat Congress led to the dangerous and destructive precedent of blatant disregard for human life.

The “Democratic” Party was established by the great granddaddy of the Democrats, Andrew Jackson, who demonstrated an outrageous contempt for the U.S. Constitution during his administration. He violated the Constitution in more ways than one, but his actions regarding the official federal government policy toward American Indians was deemed unconstitutional.

Not long after Andrew Jackson’s first term commenced, he shepherded a bill through Congress drastically changing the legal foundations that recognized that Indian’s ancestral lands belonged to the Indians. In 1830, a bitterly divided Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, and a pleased Jackson signed into law orders that would force the indigenous peoples, the “Five Civilized Tribes,” of the southeastern region to relocate.

The Indian Removal Act was quite controversial at the time (it still is), and after incredibly divisive and bitter debate, a strong Democrat-dominated Congress passed the legislation. It forced the indigenous peoples to “migrate” to “Indian Territory,” or what is now the state of Oklahoma and part of Arkansas.

Significant efforts to oppose the anti- Indian legislation in Congress was led by New Jersey Senator Theodore Frelinghuysen and Congressman Davy Crockett of Tennessee (the same state Andrew Jackson had represented in Congress). Several other elected officials and Christian leaders strongly denounced such objectionable legislation; yet, the combined political will of President Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Democrats, who were his cohorts in crime in Congress (certainly not all Americans), led to a rift in the federal government and a deadly clash between the government and American Indians.

The Indian Removal Act essentially enabled the federal government to steal the ancestral lands of the Indians. The president and his Party got away with a very blatant redistribution of about 100 million acres of traditional Indian lands. Additionally, the brutality used, and the outright force utilized, in forcing people to relocate at gun point truly violated the human rights of tens of thousands of the “Five Civilized Tribes” and the “Trail of Tears” led to the unnecessary death of thousands of the young and the old of the Cherokee people.

Such deceitful and insidious actions by President Jackson and congressional Democrats represented a dramatic departure from former legal and presidential precedents regarding ownership of Indian lands within U.S. borders. The legal precedent established to protect Indian lands was established in 1787 through the Second Continental Congress via passage of the Northwest Ordinance.

The first six presidents, from George Washington to John Quincy Adams were essentially in alignment with such law. Washington even established a policy of peaceful assimilation into the dominant culture for those Indians who desired it. And, although the Indian Removal Act was deemed unconstitutional by Chief Justice John Marshall and the Supreme Court, Jackson ignored the ruling.

Of course, the five Indian tribes protested, some of them like the Seminoles even put up a futile fight against the U.S. Army. It didn’t matter. Many Christians and missionaries protested against passage of such legislation; it didn’t matter. Many in Congress fought against it; it didn’t matter. Jackson understood that a majority of Americans did not really care enough about the Indians to really make a significant difference in stopping what he and his Party initiated. After all, the Indians weren’t considered U.S. citizens and would not have any legal foundation upon which to stand to argue against Democrat “law.” It simply wouldn’t matter.

The truth in history exists for those who seek it, or for those willing to dig for it, and for those willing to challenge the protective narrative, the truth about the autocratic “Democratic” Party should no longer be camouflaged or diluted. Blatant and outright violation of the Constitution and a genuine tendency toward lawlessness has been a consistent trait of the “Democratic” Party since it was founded by Andrew Jackson, regardless of the “truth” portrayed by the propagandists of the Party today. Ironically, the Democrats would much rather claim Abraham Lincoln as their founder, as it is better PR. But people do not normally get to pick their parents.

John Adams once stated, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Yet, if the facts are erased, distorted, or contorted, those doing the manipulation are often the only ones concerned with the truth, and that is why lies become important – to obtain, retain, and perpetuate control over people’s lives. It is heartening that many Americans are beginning to awaken, but more of the truth needs to be exposed because many citizens may not easily grasp that their vote can be indicative of the kind of human being they are, as well as the kind of culture they create.

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Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes a column on US history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News, as well as writing for other online publications. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he worked as the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. He founded the “We the People” Network of writers and the Citizen Sentinels Project to pro-actively promote the values and principles established at the founding of the United States, and to discover and support more morally centered citizen-candidates who sincerely seek election as public servants, not politicians.