Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
James Francis Byrnes (18791972)
We are gong down the road to stateism. Where we will wind up, no one can tell, but if some of the new programs seriously proposed should be adopted, there is danger that the individualwhether farmer, worker, manufacturer, lawyer, or doctorwill soon be an economic slave pulling an oar in the galley of the state.
JAMES F. BYRNES, Great Decisions Must Be Made, speech delivered at the bicentennial celebration of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, June 18, 1949.Vital Speeches of the Day, July 15, 1949, p. 580.
Byrnes served in Congress 19111925 and 19301941.