Tuesday, September 05, 2006

FDR on "the growth of private power"

Now that we're only two months away from a crucial midterm election, what better time to remember the prescient words of a former president:

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism ~ ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power."

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt