Saturday, October 4, 2008

Former President Andrew Jackson Speaks!



Hat tip to Jamie and Claudio from Ad Silvam Ibimus for this:

In discussing the Bank Renewal bill with a delegation of bankers in 1832, Jackson said, “Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.”

4 comments:

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

When I write about the banking problem, I base a lot of it on Andrew Jackson. He rid the country of these thieves for 75 years, during which time many amazing things happened both in prosperity, and in invention, and even socially!

deb said...

My kids are just about to enter a study on Andrew Jackson. How interesting.

Mary Bennett said...

Where is Andrew Jackson when you need him??????

Lily said...

Dead, like all the right thinking Americans of yesteryear...and dare I say, where some of our current politicians and government leaders could best serve our nation...six feet under.