BPR Quote of the Day: Would This President Have Joined OWS?

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes….In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.”

President Andrew Jackson1832

Entire Text: Jackson Vetoes National Bank

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