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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:13 AM
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"We have nothing to fear, but fear itself" FDR. I think we need this now.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:14 AM by TankLV
http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres49.html

"I AM certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our Nation impels. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itselfnameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days."

FDR 1933
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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1. Actually, we needed it a long time ago.
Now is too late.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:19 AM
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2. I was about to post the same excerpt .....
Mindless sheep shaking in their muddy pens ....

Funny how the media networks are so ready to comply with their masters, and foment unnecessary fear through their '24/7 drill-down' coverage ....

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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:45 PM
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3. Proud kick.
WHy is this sinking like a dead weight?

Hmmmm...
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:12 PM
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4. I've been thinking the same thing
:kick:
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:07 PM
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5. A much needed
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