Archive for July 29th, 2011

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.  That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
    —    Franklin D. Roosevelt,
April 29, 1938 message to Congress

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