Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Andrew Jackson

The American Lion, President Andrew Jackson, provided us with a glimpse of what Congress was like in the early part of the 19th century. By way of preview, it already had reached a state of moral decrepitness from which it has never recovered. Arguably it today plumbs the depths of its all time lows.

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
- Andrew Jackson
If reading that does not instantly bring to the front of mind thoughts of Pelosi and Frank, you have not been paying attention.

As a bonus on this Two-for Tuesday (we hate that radio-line), we provide you with an additional Jackson quote:
"I have always been afraid of banks."
- Andrew Jackson
Concisely stated, Mr. President. We agree.