I spent the weekend hanging out in Nashville after visiting the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Reach for Survivalship program on Friday. As I was wandering around downtown I came across this plaque. It isn't unusual in the south to see these sort of memorials, especially commemorating just about everywhere Andrew Jackson ever slept. (luckily not with whom.) I find it sad that we venerate this man to the point of a folk hero. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and during his term of office signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The act was the legal authority by which genecide was performed on the Five Civilized Tribes. It is a wretched blot on the history of our nation. I wonder if there are plaques commemorating Hitler's life in Berlin?