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..............The task on our part is twofold: First, as simple patriotism requires, to separate the false from the real issues; and, secondly, with facts and without rancor, to clarify the real problems for the American public.

There will be—there are—many false issues. In that respect, this will be no different from other campaigns. Partisans, not willing to face realities, will drag out red herrings as they have always done—to divert attention from the trail of their own weaknesses.

This practice is as old as our democracy.

Avoiding the facts—fearful of the truth—a malicious opposition charged that George Washington planned to make himself king under a British form of government; that Thomas Jefferson planned to set up a guillotine under a French Revolutionary form of government; that Andrew Jackson soaked the rich of the Eastern seaboard and planned to surrender American democracy to the dictatorship of a frontier mob.

They called Abraham Lincoln a Roman Emperor; Theodore Roosevelt a Destroyer; Woodrow Wilson a self-constituted Messiah......

Remember, too, that the first essential of doing a job well is to want to see the job done. Make no mistake about this: the Republican leadership today is not against the way we have done the job. The Republican leadership is against the job's being done..........

Let me warn you and let me warn the Nation against the smooth evasion which says, "Of course we believe all these things;

we believe in social security;

we believe in work for the unemployed;

we believe in saving homes.

Cross our hearts and hope to die,

we believe in all these things; but we do not like the way the present Administration is doing them.

Just turn them over to us.

We will do all of them- we will do more of them we will do them better; and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything."...................

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1936

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Address at the Democratic State Convention, Syracuse, N.Y.
 

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