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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1455
AUTHOR:Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION:They realize that in thirty-four months we have built up new instruments of public power. In the hands of a people’s 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.
ATTRIBUTION: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).
SUBJECTS:Power
 
 
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