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01 July, 2009

Written in 1933 after the first election of FDR

Sent by courtesy of J.M.P. Interesting Note From 1933 Written in 1933 after the first election of FDR, any similarities with present-day USA is purely coincidental "The atmosphere {in Washington} is strangely reminiscent of Rome in the first weeks after the march of the Blackshirts, of Moscow at the beginning of the Five-Year Plan.... Something far more positive than acquiescence vests the President with the authority of a dictator. This authority is a free gift, a sort of unanimous power of attorney....America today literally asks for orders... Not only does the present occupant of the White House possess more authority than any of his predecessors, but he presides over a government that has more control over more private activities than any other that has ever existed in the United States... {The Roosevelt Administration} envisages a federation of industry, labor and government after the fashion of the corporative State as it exists in Italy." This was written by Anne O'Hare McCormick, reported in the New York Times in the first months of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Quoted in the book LIBERTARIANISM by David Boaz The Free Press, a Division of Simon and Schuster, 1998 Page 52

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