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Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945]

American politician Franklin Delano 'F.D.R.' Roosevelt served in the New York State Senate 1911-13, as Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1913-20, as Governor of New York 1929-32, and was elected to four terms as President of the United States. His New Deal policies caused America's recovery from the Great Depression and he died just months before the Allies won World War II.      

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“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point
where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership
of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.”
  {Issues #46 & #58 & blog 12/2010}
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“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved.”  {Issue #48}
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“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned
to walk forward.”  {blog 4/2008}
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“It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead,
and find no one there.”  {blog 2/2010}
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“No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence
the rights of minorities.”  {blog 12/2011}
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“It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly
than an empty stomach.”  {blog 5/2012}
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“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point
where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership
of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.”  {blog 8/2012}
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“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.”  {blog 9/2013}
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“The principle on which this country was founded and by which it has always been governed is that Americanism is a matter of
the mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry.”  {blog 3/2015}
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“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”  {blog 11/2015}

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"Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds."

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