In His Words


Foundations of a Democracy

There is nothing mysterious about the foundations of a healthy and strong democracy.  The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple.  They are:

  • Equality of opportunity for youth and for others.
  • Jobs for those who can work.
  • Security for those who need it.
  • The ending of special privilege for the few.
  • The preservation of civil liberties for all.
  • The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Message to Congress, Jan 6, 1941

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