WOD 9-1-09

Warm up

3 rounds of:

25 KB Snatches each arm (1 pood/16 kg)

Work out

15, 10, 5

Hang Power Snatch 135 lbs
Box Jumps 24″
Pull Up

 

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the 7th President of the USA.  In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vetoed the Bank Renewal Bill, preventing the establishment of the Bank of the United States, recognizing that a federal bank would be detrimental to the freedoms of Americans:

“It is easy to conceive that great evils to our country and its institutions might flow from such a concentration of power in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people…

Their power would be great whenever they might choose to exert it…to influence elections or control the affairs of the nation.  But if any private citizen or public functionary should interpose to curtail its powers or prevent a renewal of its privileges, it can not be doubted that he would be made to feel its influence…

Controlling our currency, receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence, it would be more formidable and dangerous than the naval and military power of the enemy…

To this conclusion I can not assent.  Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority, and should not be regarded as deciding questions of constitutional power..

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bent the acts of government to their selfish purposes…

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 necessary evils in government.  It 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 unequalled blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.”