Roosevelt, the Party Leader, 1932-1945

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University Press of Kentucky - History

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Page 13 - One of these duties of the State is that of caring for those of its citizens who find themselves the victims of such adverse circumstance as makes them unable to obtain even the necessities for mere existence without the aid of others. That responsibility is recognized by every civilized Nation. . . . To these unfortunate citizens aid must be extended by Government, not as a matter of charity, but as a matter of social duty.
Page 15 - Franklin D. Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President.
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