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I started a clean up on this article, and very shortly realized what a hurclean task is required make this article presentable. Davy Crockett was created September 5, 2002. This Statistics from WMF Labs says there have been over 4,000 edits since then, almost half of them by anonymous IPs. Cluebot comes in as #2 in the total number of edits. Given that, I thought it was time to verify those inline citations against the content.
Copyvio, consistency, clarity - I got as far the Ancestry and Birth section, which was largely a copy and paste from elsewhere, and not all of it correct, and somewhat convoluted in style. That section is fixed now. The automated copyvio tools at Labs aren't perfect. I ran two different copvio tools before I corrected anything, and both tools said there were no copyvio. And, yet, almost that entire section was.
In scanning through the rest of this article, I suspect that much. if not most, is copy and paste.
I have already removed the 1922 Woodburn book as the sole source of the first paragraph of "Early years and family". I'm not sure why it was placed there. This is the Woodburn reference.
NPOV, MOS Words to watch need to be checked throughout, especially given how Davy Crockett himself seems to evoke emotions one way or the other.
ISBN standardization is needed, as is checking for extra spaces, dashes, serial commas and other punctuation.
Those are just some highlights. Davy probably needs a task force of his own. But I think we're doing good to clean out the problem issues.— Maile (talk) 18:46, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Crockett's opposition to, even, Federal government emergency relief. Not a matter of "rich" or "poor".
It should be mentioned in the article that David Crockett came to the opinion that all Federal government relief spending was wrong - even in emergency situations such as a fire (indeed the example is given in his speech against the payment to the widow). It was NOT as the article implies that Crockett just opposed government subsidies to the rich, he opposed them to rich and poor alike.126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:57, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
David Crockett biographer, James R. Boylston published an article in The Crockett Chronicle (November 2004, #6) debunking the above mentioned and so-called “Not Yours to Give”/Horatio Bunce story, and also addresses the speech in his new book, David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend. (Robertemmettbell (talk) 04:34, 14 January 2014 (UTC))