Thursday, August 3, 2023

Quote of the Day (Franklin Roosevelt, Asking ‘What is to Become of the Country We Know?’)

“Every generation of young men and women in America has questions to ask the world. Most of the time they are the simple but nevertheless difficult questions, questions of work to do, opportunities to find, ambitions to satisfy. But every now and again in the history of the Republic a different kind of question presents itself—a question that asks, not about the future of an individual or even of a generation, but about the future of the country, the future of the American people….There is such a time again today. Again today the young men and the young women of America ask themselves with earnestness and with deep concern this same question: ‘What is to become of the country we know?’

“Now they ask it with even greater anxiety than before. They ask, not only what the future holds for this Republic, but what the future holds for all peoples and all nations that have been living under democratic forms of Government—under the free institutions of a free people.” —U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Address at University of Virginia, June 10, 1940

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