Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century. Roosevelt directed the United States federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, realigning American politics into the Fifth Party System and defining American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II. He is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The reason for the quick history lesson is the quote I’m about to write comes from a man who has gone through so much in his lifetime. He has seen wars, a depression, and other historical events.
We, therefore, need to take his wisdom onboard. With all the wars going on for one nation to control another nation, maybe we need to look back at history before it repeats itself.
Think about it for a while and reflect on it.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.