Friday, November 21, 2008

Whitewash discussion

"Anyone who has traveled to the Far East knows that the mingling of Asiatic blood with European or American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, the most unfortunate results. . . .
The Japanese people and the American people are both opposed to intermarriage of the two races--there can be no quarrel there."

--Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1925
President, 1933-45

At a time when we are being sold a line about the second coming of FDR we need to commit to more scrutiny of the original FDR. Was he the savior of a nation or was he the man who ushered in the weakening of individual responsibility by creating the illusion of what is often known as a government "safety net?"

Did he lead us from the great depression, or did he extend that depression by stifling the growth of private industry? It seems that there is no question he lead us through WWII with wisdom, courage, and valiance and should never be tarnished for those efforts, but his domestic policy must now be revisited; not for reasons of partisanship, but to insure that the options ahead of us today will foster growth of the private sector and prevention of more bloating on part of the federal blob.

Oh, and he was a racist too, huh?

I like it around here already...


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