More of Andy Jackson’s dangerous words:
” In your [the people’s] hands is rightfully placed the sovereignty of the country, and to you everyone placed in authority is ultimately responsible. It is always in your power to see that the wishes of the people are carried into faithful execution, and their will, when once made known, must sooner or later be obeyed; and while the people remain, as I trust they ever will, uncorrupted and incorruptible, and continue watchful and jealous of their rights, the Government is safe, and the cause of freedom will continue to triumph over all its enemies.”
(No wonder they won’t teach this in history courses anymore.)
One more sample of Jackson (too good to miss out on...) :
“You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. May He who holds in His hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed and enable you, with pure hearts and pure hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time the great charge He has committed to your keeping.”
Such is so. I dont think that the hearts and minds of the American people have changed that much since the times of Old Hickory. In the same vien as you quoted, Ike gave us his superfine warning of the “Military-Industrial Complex”. And so it came to pass in the early twentyfirst century...