"It is a good thing to demand liberty for ourselves and for those who agree with us, but it is a better thing and a rarer thing to give liberty to others who do not agree with us."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1882-1945), 32nd US President
Radio Address, 22 November 1933
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During World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt had more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans citizens forcibly removed from their West Coast homes and imprisoned for the war's duration.
 -- Buffalo Grove, IL     
    some validity there. Unless our children continue in public or otherwise socialist education, how will they ever accept the government's theft of the noble laborer's fruits as anything but slavery.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The Kings of old would agree...never educate the serf's.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Good quote but today the education system is intended to teach the acceptance of the theft by government to support socialist endeavors. It will not create the ability for the individual to gain wealth for himself
     -- warren, olathe     
    Roosevelt's observation of the human condition is instructive: educating just the mind with one's ladder leaning firmly against The Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil also enhances man's ability and capacity for greater evil.
     -- Ron Forberg, Atlanta     
    How true -- FDR should know, with his education and connections the Fed was able to steal every single gold dollar in circulation in America. Only a few have such an education -- the rest of us must pay the price of our ignorance.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Just a silver spoon will do
     -- RobertSRQ     
     -- RDF, Anchorage      
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