Thursday, August 27, 2015

America Needs an Arrogant Man to Confront an Arrogant Government

What America needs is fundamental transformation from the Age of Obama.  A top down government is not what this country was founded upon and the only way we the people can reestablish the moorings of life, liberty and property is to elect a president who has a fundamental understanding of what made this country great.

What America needs is a lion, not a RINO.  We need a president that will not be cowed by a dishonest media and a political party that caters to an underclass of teat squawkers that contribute nothing to society.  This is not an easy undertaking.  It will take a president with self-assurance, fortitude and yes, arrogance to endure a cacophony of vitriol and lies that would subsume a regular human being.

We’re beyond the happy warrior stage in American politics.  What we need is a modern day Andrew Jackson.  Old Hickory looked upon his enemies with contempt and action.  And they feared him.  Everyone knew Jackson didn’t make empty threats. 

When South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union over onerous tariffs, Jackson sent warships off the coast of the Palmetto State and promised to hang Vice President John C. Calhoun from the highest tree.  The Nullifiers knew Old Hickory meant business.  Jackson’s character and force of will won the day.

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a banking cartel, The Bank of the United States, in the infamous McCulloch v. Maryland case, President Jackson declared the following:

To this conclusion I cannon assent…Congress and the President as well as the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. It is as much of the duty of the House of the Representatives, of the Senate, and the President to decide upon the constitutionality of any bill or resolution which may be presented…The opinion of the [Supreme Court] justices has no authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over judges, and on that point the President is independent of both. The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive…but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve.

Andrew Jackson vetoed the charter for The Bank of the United States.  He then addressed the evils of centralized government.  Here is an excerpt from his message to the Senate:

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. 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. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles

America is in need of another Andrew Jackson.  We need a president who’ll take on the special interest, federal bureaucracy, and rogue federal judges.  We need an arrogant man to confront an arrogant government.


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