Andrew Jackson opposed the national bank and abolished it because: * it is unconstitutional; * it concentrated an excessive amount of the nation's financial strength into a single institution; * it exposed the government to control by "foreign interests"; * it exercised too much control over members of Congress; * it favors Northeastern states over Southern and Western states. Andrew Jackson knew that a Central bank improved the fortunes of an "elite circle" of commercial and industrial bankers at the expense of hard working Americans. He was proven right, when during his administration, the U.S. Government was, for the first, and so far the only time, debt free. Andrew Jackson Society Mission Statement Our mission is to foster the pursuit of liberty through limited government and greater personal autonomy, responsibility and accountability. We believe that the reinstitution of a constitutional monetary system will invigorate America 's desire for a republic in which to live the "promise of freedom" enshrined in our Constitution." How many candidates in '08, subscribe to Jason's ideals of government? NONE. Not a FRICKIN' ONE... Not Obama, Hillary, McCain. Think about that when you cast your vote for "more of the status quo".