Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
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Source Notes: Source: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, speech accepting renomination for the presidency, June 27, 1936.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936, p. 235 .Senator John F. Kennedy quoted these words of Roosevelts in a campaign speech in Houston, Texas, September 12, 1960.Freedom of Communications, final report of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, part 1, p. 203 . Senate Rept. 87994.
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.
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