Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and was the founder of the Democratic Party.
Quotes by Andrew Jackson
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough. It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments. The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger. As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone. Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.