FDR: Sometimes a Great Notion

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

In this world of ours in other lands, there are some people, who, in times past, have lived and fought for freedom, and seem to have grown too weary to carry on the fight. They have sold their heritage of freedom for the illusion of a living. They have yielded their democracy. I believe in my heart that only our success can stir their ancient hope. They begin to know that here in America we are waging a war against want and destitution and economic demoralization.

It is more than that; it is a war for the survival of democracy. We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

4 thoughts on “FDR: Sometimes a Great Notion

  1. goldbug0036

    Democracy is not considered a precious form of government .. our Founders created a constitutional Republic. Democracies always defeat themselves.

  2. The Publisher Post author

    I never liked the guy for much of what he ‘stood’ for, but once in awhile – even people of his il make brilliant statements – even though they are meant to CON the people.

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