Cherokee Phoenix

From the American Daily Advertiser

Published August, 11, 1832

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From the American Daily Advertiser.


There has gone forth an awakening among the people. Hitherto and while the hand of destruction was kept off the institutions of the country, men yielded to their personal prejudices and were not inclined to brook the odium which attaches to fickleness in politics. But the feeling, so natural in itself, has given way before the invasion of some of the dearest principles which Americans cherish. Odious as have been the scenes at Washington; disgusting as they continue to be, feeble as the poor old man is known to be, in all that enters into the essentials for the place he is in, still, while the institutions of the country were safe, these matters were overlooked by thousands. But the attack on the Judiciary-the settled purpose to break that down; the shameful disregard of the treaties and laws made for the government of our Indian relations, the actual trampling these under foot; the recent blow struck upon the U. S. Bank in violation of the expressed will of the people; and the flimsy, puerile, electioneering reasons assigned for this highhanded measure, have alarmed, and justly so, the reasonable, and sober, and honest, of all parties.

We heard a veteran democrat, a man who has filled with dignity some of the highest offices in the country, and who is at this moment high in the confidence of Pennsylvania, say, a few days ago, he was

not done with Gen. Jackson- and would never again vote for him. He is no office holder, nor is he an office seeker, his wealth puts him above the one, ' all necessity for the other. He never gave Jackson up until he saw him breaking down the institutions of the country.

Thus it is with thousands. We talk with no man of intelligence and patriotism, who, no matter how ardently he has been attached to Jackson, but says, 'I can go with him no further My country has claims upon me first. -Gen. Jackson is secondly. Since he is breaking up all our interests, so far as they have been placed in his power, I will trust him no more. He is not fit to govern where there is so much at stake.' This is the language of patriotic and sensible men wherever we hear them express themselves.

There are others who copy the fulsome flattery of the Glove, and pronounce the overthrow of the Bank a great moral spectacle, and call the veto reasons the greatest effort of man! They even follow that point, and compare this ridiculous state paper to the Declaration of Independence! But these are the people who call General Jackson a second Washington!!!

Precisely in the degree that office holders and office seekers see the tide setting against Jackson, will they vociferate and laud. The narrowed and shallow stream of Jacksonism will be kept in a foam by them. This is reasonable. It is hard to part from fat offices, or give up the hopes of office, which certain politicians anticipate under the next term of the despot's reign.

The body of the people are however awake. New York it is confidently believed has shaken off the incubus. Pennsylvanians feel that their all is at stake. The (sic) will do their duty.