The Banksters Erupt

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On Aug. 16, 1841, the banksters and their Whig minions reared their ugly heads in Washington, D.C., reacting violently to the veto of a bill that would have created a Second National Bank.

President John Tyler said — rightly — that he vetoed the bill on Constitutional grounds, adding that it would infringe on States’ rights. “The power of Congress to create a national bank to operate per se over the Union has been a question of dispute from the origin of the Government… my own opinion has been uniformly proclaimed to be against the exercise of any such power by this Government,” he said.

Speaker of the House Henry Clay, the leader of the Whig Party, organized a protest. Whipped into a frenzy and drunk, Whigs and banksters stormed the White House, dragging an effigy of Tyler with them. They built a gallows, hung the effigy, fueled it with pitch and set it alight. Some shot their guns into the air and into the White House. The protest is described by most historians as the most violent ever in the Nation’s capital.

Some of the “men who participated were later caught and brought to trial, but Tyler interceded, excusing them for their extreme political passion, which, he believed, should not be prosecuted in a free society; they were released without penalty,” writes Gary May in John Tyler: The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845.

Tyler, a Whig himself, was subsequently kicked out of the party. Clay pressured the Whigs in his cabinet to resign. A move was made to impeach Tyler after he vetoed Whig efforts to raise taxes.

Such a protest against the imperial Presidency today is hard to imagine, as is the magnanimous gesture of pardoning them for exercising their “extreme political passion.”

Protests against Constitutional violations today are decried by the elected class as everything from racism to hate speech to tin foil hattery, Congress has passed laws creating areas around politicians in which protests are prohibited, and the Department of Homeland Security has issued white papers instructing law enforcement to eye suspiciously anyone who believes the Government is acting outside its Constitutional bounds. And political correctness has reached such a level that Missouri clowns have been ordered to undergo sensitivity training because one dared don a mask of the President and run around a ring with a bull during the State fair.

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Bob Livingston

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  • ron

    The most violent protest at the white house was when Gen. Macarthur gave the order to “shoot to Kill” against world war one veterans protesting their treatment after world war one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Robert Messmer

      Two things; 1) the violence being referred to is the violence of the one’s protesting, not the responders (because Government violence toward’s citizens never counts) and 2) the veterans didn’t get inside the White House.

  • 1olderbutwiser1

    Ron, how well put. When the subjects rise and object to unfair treatment, the monarchy has no sense of anything other than being the ruling class being made more wealthy by the blood of their supporters…..even by drawing the blood themselves. Not hard to see how ridiculous this overbearing government has become. That’s one thing I have to say about Obama……..he has provided a false sense of security to most Americans by using the credit card with no intentions of ever paying it off, as have most other presidents. The rich are getting ready to flee the country. When they do so, let’s hope they realize they will have lost all, since other countries kill the rich as a matter of routine business…….if not by the rulers, then by vigilianties and mass unrest. Best that the hundred-millionaires and billionaires realize they cannot escape death by being even more greedy, and that every American has a duty to keep themselves…..we have a severe need to recognize most of the poor as being bums. I see Mexicans coming here to work, and are damned good workers, not like native-born Americans who lay on their lazy asses yelling for more “rights”. These bums are really the downfall of a once great nation. We need to acknowledge this publicly, by publicly using that word…..BUM. We need to get a balanced budget amendment NOW.

    • laura merrone

      I doubt that will ever happen with the Democrats in control of anything…

    • TiredOldFart

      I worked with those you praised. They aren’t all that. And second gen. are as liable for laziness as long term americans. I was unloading a trailer it required 15 minutes for 10 people to produce 2 pallets of product. I was loafing because the other nine weren’t working they were chating. I told them in Spanish a dozen times more work less talk. They laughed and continued to talk. When they went on break something I can’t do because I get so stiff I can’t work I produced almost the 2 pallets by myself though it did take 20 minutes because their break was longer than it was suppossed to be. They only thing I failed to do was shrink wrap the two pallets. I worked pineapple fields and cherry orchards there is no job that suppossedly real americans won’t do that hasn’t been done by me or someone in my immediate family. My dad has a PhD and worked as an assistant to a tree surgeon when times were tight and no science job could be found. Work ethic can still be american but when you make it too easy to give up people including recent emigrees get lazy. It is only human nature. Require work and you’ll get it even from lazy americans. Supply too large a safety net and you’ll decline to a situation nearer to Haiti. They hate capital too, at least at the government level. Kill the net. We’ll all be better off.