Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
They realize that in thirty-four months we have built up new instruments of public power. In the hands of a peoples Government this power is wholesome and proper. But in the hands of political puppets of an economic autocracy such power would provide shackles for the liberties of the people.
President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, annual message to the Congress, January 3, 1936.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936, p. 16 (1938).