And [Franklin D Roosevelt] acted. Against the ferocious opposition of the ruling class of his day, people he called economic royalists, Roosevelt implemented a series of programs that put millions of people back to work, took them out of poverty and restored their faith in government. He redefined the relationship of the federal government to the people of our country. He combatted cynicism, fear and despair. He reinvigorated democracy. He transformed the country.
And that is what we have to do today.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Bernie Sanders is giving a big speech today explaining what he means when he says "Democratic Socialism". Vox has the full text. It is a must read.