Bill Moyers: My fathers friend....

  1. don't think for a moment he didn't get it when roosevelt said that a government by money was as much to be feared as a government by mob, or when he said that the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. my father got it when he heard his friend in the white house talk about how "a small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor -- other people's lives." my father knew fdr was talking for him when he said life was no longer free, liberty no longer real, men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness -- against economic tyranny such as this. and my father listened raptly when his friend the president said, "the american citizen" -- my father knew the president was speaking of him -- "could appeal only to the organized power of government."
    source: http://alternet.org/story/68638/ accessed today.

    emphasis added. compare fdr to the current occupant of the white house.
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  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Compare FDR to the current occupant of the white house.
    A "New Deal" pro-big government spender with little respect for the rule of law and the Constitution versus a "compassionate conservative" pro-big government spender with little respect for the rule of law and the Constitution.

    Are you serious?
  4. by   HM2VikingRN
    FDR was no saint. Far from it. But between the two I'd take FDR.

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