We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It actually was a very important war. Britain intended to take back everything West of the Mississippi and some of the land to the East. It should have been an easy thing to do we were unprotected and our government wasn't sufficiently motivated to defend the West. Thanks only to Andrew Jackson (and his volunteers of course) the British were repelled. We could use a few men like Andrew Jackson today.
I grew up in New Orleans. When I was a kid, there was a big celebration of the 150th anniversary of the battle. In school, we learned all about Andrew Jackson, and our field trip included a talk on the statue in Jackson Square (bank then, the talk was all positive). And even the girls laughed at the Johnny Horton song.
It could never be worse than J6 and the dastardly threat to our "democracy" of the horny Viking coup putsch insurrection!
Brave camera crews and Squad Epps stopped the twist tie takeover and FLA man is lucky he wasn't struck down by Athena defacing the holy lectern of Pimpstress D'Alesandro Pelosi.
Still laughing at the capitol PD donut molester calling it a coop.
A Freudian as they want us in a pod bug eating chicken coop existence.
One day I said Ashli Babbit aloud and the church bells of the local church started ringing!
The City Of New Orleans
Canadians remember the war somewhat differently. We were invaded and a fair bit of Toronto (or York as it then was) was put to the torch. For those North Americans who did NOT wish to become residents of the United States of America, those were troubling times.
Here is a song about a forgotten hero on the Canadian side: