Wednesday, July 25, 2007

So Why Did He Do It?

The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America .

- President Franklin Roosevelt, 1935 State of the Union speech, predicting the future of his Socialist welfare programs.

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