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Tuesday; May 22

Andrew Jackson is one of those polarizing characters in American history – you either love him or hate him, there isn’t much room in between.Jackson, the American war hero and 19th Century U. S. president could be idolized or despised, but he couldn’t be ignored.The other day I was reading a quote of his that got me to thinking about our nation.Jackson said, “The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer ... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws”.As I pondered this statement, it got me to thinking about how we approach social unity in our nation.Over the last few years it seems like we have tried to legislate people into respecting each other.We have relied upon political leaders and social groups to force us to be nice to one another.Yet, the truth of the matter is that unity and civility will only happen when we – you and me – decide we are go…