This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward.
Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.
What a waste it is to lose one's mind.
Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary.
Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.
Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor.
It's the other way around. They never vote for us.
When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.
Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO.
We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe.
If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure.
Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less.
The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other.
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us.
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.
The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.
The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.
The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States.
Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort.
They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.
Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.
It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.
If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.