poor, miserable, despised imbecile."
When it comes to ranking presidents, the "consensus"
of the egghead historians of American academia generally ranks the 20th Century’s most loyal puppets
of the New World Order banking Mafia very high, and the proponents of limited government and “hard
currency” very low. A 2017 C-Span survey, for example, ranked the following scoundrels in the top 15 of 43
(Trump not included, Grover Cleveland, who served unconnected terms, only counted once):
Franklin D. Roosevelt: 3rd / Teddy Roosevelt: 4th / Harry
Truman: 6th / Dwight Eisenhower: 5th / Lyndon Baines Johnson:
10th / Woodrow Wilson: 11th / Obongo:
12th / Bill Clinton: 15th
Bringing up the rear were folks like anti-Globalist Warren Harding
(40th), Great Depression “fall guy” Herbert Hoover (36th) and
some “no-names” like Millard Filmore (37th), Franklin Pierce (41st)
and James Buchanan (43rd).
Coming in at an appalling 39th (5th worse) was President John
Tyler, the 10th President of the United States. Historians may have nothing good to say about
Tyler, but after stumbling across his “failed” 1841-1845 presidency while researching the post-Jackson
years for our new book, Andrew the Great (here), we learned some things about this historical “diamond-in-the-rough” -- a very brave man
who, in spite of his lack of name recognition, we must now rank among America’s best Presidents.
The eggheads of high academia have very low regard for President John Tyler -- ranking him 39th out of 43 presidents.
That alone is evidence of his effectiveness.
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Jackson had vetoed an early 20-year re-charter effort for the Second Bank of the United States
in 1832 -- thus allowing the privately-owned central bank to die naturally in 1836; but not before surviving an assassination
attempt in 1835. Bitterly opposing Jackson every step of the way was U.S. Senator and boss of the newly formed “Whig
Party,” Henry Clay of Kentucky. Senator Clay was the 19th Century’ Senate's
version of Arizona's John McCain -- an arch-villain and main central banking agent of the Money Masters.
On his last day in office, Jackson, when asked if he had any regrets about his eight years in the White House, responded: “That I
didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun.”
After Jackson passed the
presidential reins to his protégé, Martin Van Buren in 1837, Clay and his allies in the pro-Whig
press waged a nasty war against Van Buren, falsely blaming him and Jackson for the Panic of 1837
and subsequent Depression (see Andrew the Great for the full story). In 1840, the Whigs then put up a ticket
of General William Harrison (a hero of the War of 1812 and the Northwest Indian War / Battle
of Tippecanoe) and John Tyler (a captain during the War of 1812). Rallying under the slogan “Tippecanoe and Tyler too,” Clay’s Whigs handily defeated Van Buren.
1. A pro-Jackson cartoon shows him battling the multi-headed snake of the central bank of the United
States. Henry Clay is one of the snake-heads. 2. Cartoon of Henry Clay sewing Jackson's mouth shut
after his Senate stooges had officially "censured" Jackson. 3. Clay was behind the Whig ticket
of Harrison and Tyler (Tippecanoe and Tyler too), which unseated Jackson's man, Van Buren in 1840.
the period that spanned from the November 1840 election, through the interim before the March 1841 inauguration,
and into Harrison’s first month as President, Harrison made it clear to Whig Party boss-man Clay that he was
not about to take orders from him. Clay attempted
to influence Harrison by actually submitting his own choices for cabinet offices and other presidential appointments.
Harrison rebuffed Clay, telling him: "Mr. Clay, you forget that I am the President." Just
days into his presidency, Harrison barred Clay from the White House, limiting his communication to in-writing
Clay -- a one-man American
political institution since 1806 -- and who had been beaten down by General-President Jackson -- was again neutered
by General-President Harrison. Could Harrison’s fierce independence have been taken by Clay and his Rothschild
puppet masters to mean that President Harrison could no longer be trusted to sign a Third Bank of the United States
into law? Would Harrison have approved a new central bank if he had served out a full term?
We’ll never know. The new President with the brass balls
died suddenly – after just 31 days in office. The “official” explanation was that he caught pneumonia. His last words were directed at Vice President Tyler: "Sir, I wish
you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more."
for Senator Clay and his bosses! Harrison’s death again made Clay the undisputed boss of the Whig Party. With
the war hero president now gone, the new kid Tyler would be easy to roll over, or so they thought.
1. An 1840 cartoon
depicts the new President, William Harrison, as a "Dancing Jack" puppet of pro-Bank Whigs Henry
Clay and Henry Wise. 2.
But President Harrison soon made it clear to Clay (Image 3) that he would not be anyone's puppet.
He died suddenly just a short time later.
One week after Harrison’s probable assassination, President Tyler delivered his inaugural address before
Congress. He asserted his strong belief Jefferson's vision of constitutional republicanism with limited federal
power. Among those questioning Tyler's authority was, of course, Henry Clay, who, having failed to become the "power-behind-the-throne”
while Harrison was alive, now intended to overpower the accidental president.
assuming the office, Tyler decided to keep Harrison’s entire cabinet, even though several of the Whig members
were loyal to Clay and resented Tyler's assumption to the presidency. At his first cabinet meeting,
when informed him of Harrison's alleged practice of making policy by a majority vote, Tyler astounded his inherited
cabinet by immediately laying down the law:
"I beg your pardon, gentlemen; I am
very glad to have in my Cabinet such able statesmen as you have proved yourselves to be. And I shall be pleased
to avail myself of your counsel and advice. But I can never consent to being dictated to as to what I shall or shall
not do. I, as president, shall be responsible for my administration. I hope to have your hearty co-operation in
carrying out its measures. So long as you see fit to do this, I shall be glad to have you with me. When you think
otherwise, your resignations will be accepted.”
Translation: “I’m in charge, not Clay, understood?!” --- Tell
it Mr. Tyler. Tell it!
When it came time for Clay to bring back America’s third
central bank, the new president was soon at war with the Congressional Whigs. Within a matter of weeks, Tyler twice
vetoed Clay's legislation to set up a new Bank. In September, 1841 after the second bank veto, all but one member
of the cabinet entered Tyler's office one by one and resigned—a humiliating stunt orchestrated by Clay to force
Tyler's resignation and place Senate President pro tempore Samuel L. Southard, in the White House
(Tyler had no Vice President).
& 2. Tyler's central bank vetoes made for big news back in those days. 3. Clay's coup against Tyler failed, but the man Jackson wished he had shot had more tricks up his
September 13, when President Tyler did not resign or give in, Clay’s congressional cronies expelled Tyler
from the Whig Party. Due to the unexpected circumstances of his rise, Clay and friends disrespectfully
dubbed Tyler, “His Accidency.” As had been the case with Jackson and
Van Buren years earlier, Tyler was relentlessly blasted by Whig newspapers. New York Whig newspaper publisher and political
boss, Thurlow Weed, described Tyler as: "a poor, miserable, despised imbecile."
Tyler received hundreds of letters threatening his
assassination. Whigs in Congress blocked many of his nominations, and turned so vindictive that they even refused
to allocate funds to fix the White House, which had fallen into disrepair. When a “spontaneous” mob attacked
the White House with stones, Tyler armed all the staff in case the situation escalated. Indeed, if the Jefferson-Hamilton
rivalry of 1791 was the first “Bank War” -- the War of 1812, the second -- Jackson’s killing of
Bank # 2, the third, then the attempted coup of John Tyler (and probably Harrison before him) was the 4th
Clay’s next move for removing Tyler was to impeach him on the specious
grounds of abuse of the veto power. The 1842 impeachment movement gained some traction but could never muster the
votes needed to impeach and investigate Tyler. Tyler by now was growing stronger and could become a formidable candidate
were he to run on his own in 1844, as everyone had expected him to.
But then another
"convenient” event happened.
Jefferson vs Hamilton ---
Jackson vs Biddle & Clay -- Tyler vs Clay and his Whigs. The war against Rothschild's banking agents has plagued America
since its founding.
USS Princeton Disaster
In June of 1843, Tyler had lost his Attorney General, acting Secretary of State and personal friend, Hugh S. Legaré, when the 46-year old Legaré
suddenly dropped dead while attending a ceremony in Boston. (Hmmmmm). Eight
months later, weird tragedy will again strike at Tyler and his cabinet when a ceremonial cruise down the Potomac
River was held aboard the newly built USS Princeton, on February 28, 1844. Aboard the ship were 400
guests including Tyler and members of his cabinet. The ship featured the world's largest naval gun, the "Peacemaker."
The gun was ceremoniously fired several times in the afternoon before guests went
below deck to offer a toast. Hours later, they were invited back up to witness one more shot. As the passengers
moved up to the deck, Tyler paused briefly to watch his son-in-law sing a song. The pause saved his life.
The big gun malfunctioned and exploded just as Tyler was halfway up the ladder to the upper deck. Two of Tyler’s
important cabinet members, Thomas Gilmer (Secretary of the Navy) and Abel Upshur
(Secretary of State) as well as his fiance's father (Tyler was a widower) were among those killed, as was
a U.S. Congressman. Surely, Tyler would have been standing right next to the VIP’s when the gun exploded.
Tyler was lucky to survive the "accidental" blast. Two of his Cabinet members were not (Gilmer and Upshur)
-- making three dead cabinet members (Legare) over an 8-month period -- plus President Harrison in 1841.
Up until that time, the Princeton
disaster was the most serious tragedy ever to confront an American President. The event left such a negative stink
in its wake that the vibe affected the image of Tyler. For Tyler, any hope of completing the popular annexation
of Texas before the November election (and any hope of re-election) was soon dashed as obstructionist Whigs
piled on and blocked his efforts. Texas -- due in large part to Tyler's wise concerns
about British intrigue -- would be welcomed into the Union in December of 1845. Most Americans approved, but few
appreciate that it was Tyler who had made it happen, and it should have happened during his term -- hence the city
named, Tyler, Texas.
How convenient for Henry Clay and the bankers. They may have
failed in what seems like an apparent assassination / decapitation conspiracy, but Tyler, a man without a political
party, was no longer considered a viable candidate for November. The Democrats, with the support of old man Andrew
Jackson, nominated James Polk to stop Clay's third career attempt to become president. Polk defeated
Clay by a very close margin.
As history turned out, the privately-owned counterfeiting,
loan-sharking, market rigging scam of a third Rothschild central bank would not be re-imposed until 1913 –
under the misleading name of “The Federal Reserve System.” Many informed American patriots
understand that it was Andrew the Great’s heroic killing of the 20-year re-charter for Bank #2 that kept Americans
free of this international beast for nearly 78 years. But without John Tyler’s equally heroic efforts to block
its resurrection just 5 years after Bank #2 expired, Jackson’s heroism would have been undone long before
How about a well-deserved round of applause for our “5th
worst” president, John Tyler?
President John Tyler
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