Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Jackson and Jefferson
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Kudos to the Utah Democratic Party for dropping the name of the unabashedly racist Andrew Jackson from its annual Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraiser ("No more Andrew Jackson for Utah Democrats," Tribune, June 17), and for dropping Thomas Jefferson's name, too.

Jackson was notorious for his hatred of Native Americans, and Jefferson is equally negatively associated in the public mind for his embarrassing ownership of slaves, one of whom bore him children.

The Dems have renamed the day for two stellar Utah Democrats. That's nice, but might it not have been a better idea to celebrate principles rather than people?

Human beings are products of their time, and times change. Principles, however, have much greater longevity. I wish Utah's Dems had used the opportunity rename it to Democratic Principles Day.

Al Forsyth

River Heights

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
 
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.