I'm excerpting the conclusion on Jackson's foreign policy if he just so happened to drop in on 21st Century America and then the final paragaph of this article:
On foreign policy, Jackson would argue that America must play a significant role in the world. We are a great nation and must stand tall. But he would warn against getting involved in unnecessary wars unrelated to vital American interests. And he would ferociously attack anyone who suggested, for example, that opposition to America's Libyan adventure amounted to isolationism. He would insist on reasonable and accurate terms of debate.Give this article a full read! Jackson I would think of as one of our more unique Presidents. Who could fill his shoes today? Because I already know he's not going to magically drop from the 19th century into the 21st century!
Corporate welfare in all its forms; high taxes that thwart economic activity and entrepreneurialism; persistent deficit spending; the bloated federal government; intrusions from Washington great and small into the lives of citizens; petty corruption in legislative activity; unnecessary and dangerous military ventures -- all would come under Jackson's damning political assault. Then he would take his program to the American people, let the chips fall, and rise or fall on his principles. This approach worked with the Bank of the U.S. back in the 1830s. Perhaps it will reemerge as the country's dominant political force in the 2010s.