Thursday, May 14, 2009

FDR, 1942 State of the Union

“They know that victory for us means victory for religion, and they could not tolerate that. The world is too small to provide adequate living room for both Hitler and God. In proof of this, the Nazis have now announced their plan for enforcing their new, German pagan religion all over the world, a plan by which the Holy Bible and the cross of mercy would be displaced by Mein Kampf and the swastika and the naked sword.

“We are inspired by a faith that goes back through all the years to the first chapter of Genesis: God created man in his own image. We on our side are striving to be true to that divine heritage. That is the conflict that day and night now pervades our lives. No compromise can end that conflict. There never has been, there never will be successful compromise between good and evil.”
F.D.R., State of the Union Addres, 1942


Polycarp said...

I cannot imagine F.D.R.'s liberal descendents, such as our President, ever making such a politically-incorrect statement.

Matt said...

Or even the allegedly conservative G.W. Bush.