I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good honest vote, and one that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgment.
David “Davy” Crockett
Fess Parker as Davy Crockett speaking against the Indian Removal Act of 1830 in the Walt Disney bio of Crockett made in the fifties. Crockett lost his seat in Congress in 1831 due to his stand. He ran for election in 1833 and regained his seat, only to be defeated in 1835 at which point he rode off to Texas and immortality, telling his erstwhile constituents that they could go to Hell while he would go to Texas.
Myths clustered around Crockett during his life, as he became one of the first of the media-driven celebrities. However, there was a core of greatness about the man as the above video clip celebrates.