“We have seen the treacherous use of the ‘fifth column’ by which persons supposed to be peaceful visitors were actually a part of an enemy unit of occupation. Lightning attacks, capable of destroying airplane factories and munition works hundreds of miles behind the lines, are a part of the new technique of modern war . . . We must be strong in heart and mind; strong in our faith… I, too, pray for peace…but I am determined to face the fact realistically that this nation requires also a toughness of moral and physical fiber . . . These are the characteristics of a free people…a people willing to defend a way of life that is precious to them all, a people who put their faith in God.” ~Franklin Roosevelt, December 29, 1940
“Their secret emissaries are active in our own and in neighboring countries. They seek to stir up…dissension to cause internal strife. They try to turn capital against labor, and vice versa. They try to reawaken long slumbering racial and religious enmities which should have no place in this country . . . These trouble-breeders have but one purpose. It is to divide our people into hostile groups and to destroy our unity and shatter our will to defend ourselves. There are also American citizens, many of them in high places, who, unwittingly in most cases, are aiding and abetting the work of these agents. I do not charge these American citizens with being foreign agents. But I do charge them with doing exactly the kind of work that the dictators want done in the United States.” ~Franklin Roosevelt, December 29, 1940
“No nation can appease the Nazis. No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb. We know now that a nation can have peace with the Nazis only at the price of total surrender . . . The American appeasers ignore the warning to be found in the fate of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and France . . . They call it a ‘negotiated peace.’ Nonsense! Is it a negotiated peace if a gang of outlaws surrounds your community and on threat of extermination makes you pay tribute to save your own skins? Such a dictated peace would be no peace at all.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 29, 1940
Controlling our currency, receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence, it would be more formidable and dangerous than the naval and military power of the enemy. ~Andrew Jackson, in the veto of the Central Bank.
The real truth is, and you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the US since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American President. ~President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. ~President James Garfield
I say that loving our neighbor as we love ourselves is not enough — that we as a Nation and as individuals will please God best by showing regard for the Laws of God. There is no better way of fostering good will toward man than by first fostering good will toward God. If we love Him, we will keep His Commandments” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt