It is hard to imagine that we will ever see something like this article that was in the Jackson Independent, published in Cape Girardeau County on January 5, 1828:
GOOD EXAMPLE TO ELECTORS
The following resolution was unanimously adopted at a meeting of the friends of General Jackson, held in Northumberland County, Kentucky—
Resolved, That we will through the contest for the Presidential Chair, disprove of any vulgar, harsh and unbecoming epithets, or language used, either in relation to our own candidate or the administration party, believing that such things tend to inflame the public mind unnecessarily, and have injurious effects upon the morals of our country.
—Where are those followers of Andy Jackson when we need them?