Yes, a President Has Defied the Supreme Court Before

…but it takes a certain level of, oh, let’s say, ballsiness to do so (see here).

When the 1828 election rolled around, a lot of people were terrified when they heard Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson was running. If you’re wondering how [he] got such a lame nickname, it’s because he used to carry a hickory cane around and beat people senseless with it, and if you’re wondering why he did that, it’s because he was a fucking lunatic.

–5 Most Badass Presidents of All Time

Andrew Jackson.jpgThis photo (the best of Jackson, IMO) was taken when he was 78 years old, and if you’re thinking that grim, brooding visage is the last thing all those people he killed on the duelling fields, or on the streets, or in the saloons, or the battlefields saw right before they died, you’d be right.

Does The One have that kind of gravitas? I think not.

Therefore if anybody starts wailing about how Obama’s still gonna take away our firearms after Heller and McDonald, fix ‘em with a Jackson-style cold stare until they shut up.

We’re winning, folks.

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4 Responses to Yes, a President Has Defied the Supreme Court Before

  1. Rivrdog says:

    The best defense to gun grabbers is STILL numbers. The newly-defined freedoms will change some minds towards gun ownership, and THAT’S the best thing to come out of the Heller and McDonald rulings.

  2. Tennessee Budd says:

    Actually, the nickname came because Jackson’s men thought he was “tough as hickory.”
    He isn’t one of my favorite Presidents, despite being from my state (not born here, though). Nevertheless, I like his style. He famously said of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, “Mr. Marshall has made his decision–now let him enforce it.”
    Balls, man.

  3. Firehand says:

    Daughter and I were once discussing the movie V, and I wondered what would be the appropriate mask for a American pulling the same type of act to wear. No more than two seconds later she says “Jackson!”

    Oh, ain’t that a thought…

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