“When the chief justice read me the oath,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said to a speechwriter, “and came to the words ‘support the Constitution of the United States,’ I felt like saying: ‘Yes, but it’s the Constitution as I understand it, flexible enough to meet any new problem of democracy — not the kind of Constitution your court has raised up as a barrier to progress and democracy.'”
To which one must reply,
Mandatory federal redistribution of resources. Bread and circuses. That was FDR’s “progress”. Now look at his victim, eighty years later. The greatest, richest nation in history is on the brink of bankruptcy. This is Effin’ D. Roosevelt’s legacy.
George Washington was the Father of his country. FDR was the Murderer of his.*
*(Assuming the Tea Partys are too little, too late.)