Friday, February 22, 2008

A few quotes to consider.

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

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

"We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

Franklin Roosevelt


Anonymous said...

And America has been long on a path to European fascism.

Thank you, but I do not care to be reminded of it in this blog.

Anonymous said...

Actually, fascism is an authoritarian political ideology that considers the individual subordinate to the interests of the state, party or society as a whole. Fascists seek to forge a type of national unity, usually based on (but not limited to) ethnic, cultural, racial, religious attributes.

(Taken from Wikipedia)

I think it would be difficult to argue that Roosevelt was a fascist, since under his leadership, the U.S. had a large part in defeating the fascist governments of Germany and Italy.

Had you said, "European socialism," you might have had a point.