The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.
If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free.
The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level --I mean the wages of decent living.