"There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confide 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."
Andrew Jackson
(1767-1845) 7th US President
July 10, 1832, Veto of the Bank Bill
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Ahh yes, concepts of freedom and liberty lost. Evil is found in compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (life, property & income tax, funny money, etc.) and inalienable right non-acceptance. Equal protection, hmm, like singling out and going after those who associate with the term Tea Party.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    "If it would confide itself to equal protection"
    I think the word should be "confine"
     -- Martin Foster, Pretoria     
    As true today as then and so to the point it must make some people cringe when reading it.
     -- Anon, Swadlincote     
    President Jackson, one of the greatest Presidents we have ever had, To impart secrets trustfully, ( confide ) takes on much more depth of perception, in the guarding of our children from those ( banksters ) who are gangsters with a smile on their face. Life is cheap to some, that wish to enslave the world !! The Bible is the Rock upon which the Republic rest. The greatest book of natural law ever written !
     -- watchman 13, USA     
     -- Ted, 91765      
    Government is always the worst and most expensive way to do anything, thus it must always be only our last and desperate resort.
     -- Roland, Bonner's Ferry     
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