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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 02:00 PM
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205. or it keeps falling on a scapegoat
Did the political representatives of the wealthy and powerful crush the aspirations of the people? Of course they did. And this comes as a shock to whom? And smugly "knowing" this accomplishes what?

The Reagans of the world, and the interests they represent, have always been with us. What changed was not that Reagan was elected, what changed was that the opposition collapsed and caved in and surrendered and was co-opted, starting with the grass roots and now reflected in the Democratic party and liberal activist organizations.

Today we stand committed to the proposition that freedom is no half-and-half affair. If the average citizen is guaranteed equal opportunity in the polling place, he must have equal opportunity in the market place.

The brave and clear platform adopted by this Convention, to which I heartily subscribe, sets forth that Government in a modern civilization has certain inescapable obligations to its citizens, among which are protection of the family and the home, the establishment of a democracy of opportunity, and aid to those overtaken by disaster.

But the resolute enemy within our gates is ever ready to beat down our words unless in greater courage we will fight for them.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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