Never ending battle

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…

Experience should teach us wisdom.  Most of the difficulties our Government now encounters and most of the dangers which impend over our Union have sprung from an abandonment of the legitimate objects of Government by our national legislation, and the adoption of such principles as are embodied in this act.  Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits, but have besought us to make them richer by act of Congress…

If we can not at once, in justice to interests vested under improvident legislation, make our Government what it ought to be, we can at least take a stand against all new grants of monopolies and exclusive privileges; against any prostitution of our Government to the advancement of the few at the expense of the many…

 

President Andrew Jackson’s veto of the bank bill, 1832

2 Responses to Never ending battle

  1. ManintheMoon says:

    Deputy Dawg says
    You left out the other part of what the Texas Supreme Court said. that Texas school funding process is “flawed”. Guess some do not understand this part it now opens up for a case to be carried to higher court then the Texas Supreme Court which will bet the Texas school funding process with end up being struck down. Basically the Texas Supreme Court just kicked the can down the road.

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  2. Deputy Dawg says:

    “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.”

    “Texas Supreme Court finds that the public school funding system is constitutional.”

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