Monday, August 24, 2009

"A Few Timid People Who Fear Progress"

So, since President Obama is trying to ensure health insurance for all Americans, that means he's a Socialist, huh? Well, remember what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said about his New Deal...

"A few timid people who fear progress will try to give you new and strange names for what we are doing.

"Sometimes they will call it Fascism, and sometimes Communism, and sometimes Regimentation, and sometimes Socialism, but in so doing, they are trying to make very complex and theoretical something that is really very simple and very practical."

The more things change, the more Republicans stay the same.


Aaron said...

All they have to do is use the "red" word and everybody dives under their beds. Just like in the 1950s. We really do never learn--we just always tell ourselves that the circumstances are different whenever we react the same old way.

Michael H. said...

Amen brother! Oh... you left out that he is a Nazi too. We need to send Barney Frank out on tour to talk some sense into these nutjobs.

Great quote from FDR!

Wonder Man said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephen....some republicans aren't so bad ((big smile)) but honestly the more I've matured I don't share alot of the republican views anymore...I should really be independent..Oh well I don't party vote so it's cool :)



Mark in DE said...

Great quote! It is now my Facebook status.