It seems Jackson can do nothing to escape controversy even when it does nothing wrong. Some SJW's are incenses that the Navy dared to name a ship after a man who saved the Union not once but twice. CNN reported:
The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored.
The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name.The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen."This is totally appalling," said Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile, who described Jackson as "a big-time slavemaster, pro slavery, the whole nine yards."Esdaile continued, "Amazing how we have an African-American president and the U.S. Navy slipped this thing through. I think it should be reconsidered."
Kingfish note: Screw them. The ship was named after a city. If they want to go this route, then they need to go all the way. That means pushing to change the name of every city, county, and berg named "Jackson" in the United States.
On second thought, even if it was named after the seventh President, screw 'em. He save the nation literally not once but twice. He stopped the British invasion at New Orleans. Yeah, they had signed a peace treaty but it wasn't known for months. The British would have kept on moving. A British New Orleans would have strangled the United States. One can imagine these modern day "social justice warriors" standing up to the British.
Then there is the matter of standing up to John C. Calhoun. South Carolina engaged in a bit of saber rattling over secession and tariffs until President Jackson stood up to them and declared they would be committing acts of treason against "it"... It being the Union. He has the horrible stain of betraying his Cherokee allies after gold was found on their land. He owned slaves. He also stood up to the bankers the liberals so detests.
Lets face it, President Jackson was a mean s.o.b., one of those men who has a sign that says "break glass in time of war". The type of man who is rude and crude during peacetime but saves your butt when no one else will in battle. He was also tortured by the British and suffered their war crimes as a child. He was a man of his time and a man of his age yet judged by the standards of 2015, not 1815. CNN story
As stated earlier, if the SJW's and NAACP want to go down this path, then they need to go all the way. By the way, isn't Jackson one of the most predominantly-black cities in America today?