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FDR was a Liberal Democrat

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FDR was a Liberal Democrat, once considered a traitor to his class he was in fact its salvation. He saved the United States from a possible revolution when the unemployment rates in cities like Toledo, Ohio stood at 80%. At that time there was no Social Security, no disability, no unemployment insurance, no food stamps and no aide to mothers with dependent children. In his Second Bill of Rights, Franklin Roosevelt declared healthcare a right due all Americans

After Roosevelt's death Harry Truman assumed the position. Truman was also a Liberal Democrat. As a Senator, Truman was one of the most frightening men in Washington"to defense contractors. During World War II he rooted out over a billion dollars in fraud and corruption sending one Army general to prison. But Truman had read reports about the large numbers of men unfit for military duty because of poor health, bad teeth and scurvy. Harry Truman proposed Medicare for all in 1948.

Truman was replaced by Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a moderate Republican. In truth, Eisenhower was being lobbied as a Presidential candidate by both parties. As leader of the Allied Nations Eisenhower was tremendous as a President his administration was of a caretaker variety. He warned us about the military Industrial complex and then retired to continue his golfing on a private basis. My father used to joke, don't blame Eisenhower, he didn't do anything.

John Kennedy was a Conservative Democrat. Got that conservative. Harry Truman thought he was too young and too conservative. Kennedy brokered nuclear arms treaties with the Russians and launched the space program. He eliminated by executive order, Jim Crow discrimination in interstate transportation. No more Colored Waiting rooms and while he had his pen out, he signed an executive order outlawing discrimination in Federal lending. In his free time, he raised the minimum wage by 25% and he did it all in three years.

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Washington established America. Lincoln preserved America. FDR saved America. As for number 4 on down, you can debate but these three rank paramount above all others.

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FDR was a traitor to liberty who loved and implemented Fascism in the US

In the North American Review in 1934, the progressive writer Roger Shaw described the New Deal as "Fascist means to gain liberal ends." He wasn't hallucinating. FDR's adviser Rexford Tugwell wrote in his diary that Mussolini had done "many of the things which seem to me necessary." Lorena Hickok, a close confidante of Eleanor Roosevelt who lived in the White House for a spell, wrote approvingly of a local official who had said, "If [President] Roosevelt were actually a dictator, we might get somewhere." She added that if she were younger, she'd like to lead "the Fascist Movement in the United States." At the National Recovery Administration (NRA), the cartel-creating agency at the heart of the early New Deal, one report declared forthrightly, "The Fascist Principles are very similar to those we have been evolving here in America."

Roosevelt himself called Mussolini "admirable" and professed that he was "deeply impressed by what he has accomplished." The admiration was mutual. In a laudatory review of Roosevelt's 1933 book Looking Forward, Mussolini wrote, "Reminiscent of Fascism is the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices." Without question, the mood accompanying this sea change resembles that of Fascism." The chief German newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, repeatedly praised "Roosevelt's adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies" and "the development toward an authoritarian state" based on the "demand that collective good be put before individual self-interest."

In 1973 one of the most distinguished American historians, John A. Garraty of Columbia University, created a stir with his article "The New Deal, National Socialism, and the Great Depression." Garraty was an admirer of Roosevelt but couldn't help noticing, for instance, the parallels between the Civilian Conservation Corps and similar programs in Germany."

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And this on FDR's Fascism

Roosevelt also embraced economic fascism, especially in his efforts to get America out of the Great Depression.

The best example was FDR's National Industrial Recovery Act, a fascist program that would have fit perfectly in Mussolini's fascist Italy. Under the NIRA, federal officials organized private American businesses, industries, and corporations into giant cartels that established "codes of fair competition," which set prices, wages, and production in their particular sectors, all enforced by federal force. More than 500 codes of "fair practice" were developed.

Not surprisingly, FDR put a military man, retired Hugh Johnson, to run this fascist program. Johnson had graduated from West Point, made the military his career, and ultimately reached the rank of General. According to Wikipedia,

One author claims Johnson looked on Italian Fascist corporatism as a kind of model. He distributed copies of a fascist tract called "The Corporate State" by one of Mussolini's favorite economists, including giving one to Labor Secretary Frances Perkins and asking her to give copies to her Cabinet.

To encourage compliance with the NIRA, FDR and Johnson adopted a symbol that could have come straight out of Mussolini's playbook: the "Blue Eagle." In what is undoubtedly one of the creepiest federal campaigns in U.S. history one that would have made Mussolini proud, U.S. officials "encouraged" U.S. businessmen to post the Blue Eagle symbol in their storefront windows in a show of solidarity with the federal government. Any business that refused to do so was immediately denounced and ostracized for its lack of "patriotism."

In 1935, thanks to justices who were still fighting to retain America's founding constitutional principles, the U.S. Supreme Court declared FDR's NIRA unconstitutional.

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