I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.
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Source Notes: Source: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, letter to Representative Samuel B. Hill, July 6, 1935.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935, p. 298 .NOTE: The last paragraph of the foregoing letter to Congressman Hill should, of course, be read as a whole. When it is, it will be seen that the paragraph merely sets forth the traditional rule which the Courts are supposed to follow in determining whether or not a statute is unconstitutional. The letter to Congressman Hill was really an under-statement of this rule. During the past two years certain newspaper publishers and columnists have quoted only the last sentence of the letter, taken completely from its text, so as to give a wholly false impression of the letter. It is perhaps typical of methods now prevalent among certain newspaper owners and publishers . This note was written by FDR.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945), is best known for his leading the U.S. through the Great Depression via his New Deal, his building a powerful political coalition, the New Deal Coalition, that dominated American politics for decades, and for playing a significant role in a grand coalition that defeated Nazi Germany, Italy and the Empire of Japan in World War II and created the United Nations. Born to wealth and privilege, he overcame a crippling illness to place himself at the head of the forces of reform. Universally called FDR, he was both loved and hated in his day, and now is considered by many to be in the top tier of American presidents.