FDR: CONSERVATIVE & HONORABLE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS
Hyde Park, NY (JFK+50) The future 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt*, was born here in Hyde Park 135 years ago today, January 30, 1882, to James R. and Sara Delano Roosevelt. FDR, elected four times, served as POTUS longer than any president ever had or ever will.
Bill Federer, writing for worldnetdaily.com, argues that Mr. Roosevelt, a liberal in his day, "appears to be conservative" by today's standards. To support his point, Federer lists the following statements by FDR...
The first is applicable to today's discussion on the constitutionally of a presidential executive order on immigration...
"I hope that you have re-read the Constitution of the United States. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again."
And in comparison to the modern discourse of America's political landscape...
"I can't talk about my opponent the way I would like to because...I am a Christian...and I don't believe there is anything to be gained in saying dreadful things about other people."
*Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was a graduate of Groton and Harvard & attended Columbia Law School, passing the NY bar in 1907. FDR was elected to the NY State Senate, appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913,
FDR ran as the Vice-Presidential nominee for the Democratic Party in 1920, served as Governor of New York from 1929 to 1932 and served as POTUS from 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945. FDR led the Nation out of the Great Depression and through most of World War II.
"Why FDR is Considered Conservative by Today's Standards," by Bill Federer, January 2017, World Net Daily, www.wnd.com/