Free at last

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Part 1

"President Hoover, Mr. Chief Justice, my friends: This is a day of national consecration. And I am certain that on this day my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency, I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impels. This is preeminently the ...

Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Part 2

"Recognition of that falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit; and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in bu...

Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Part 3

"In the field of world policy, I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor: the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others; the neighbor who respects his obligations and respects the sanctity of his agreements in and with a world of neighbors. ...

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Address

"Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with th...

First Fireside Chat Part 1

"My friends: I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking -- to talk with the comparatively few who understand the mechanics of banking, but more particularly with the overwhelming majority of you who use banks for the making of deposits and the drawing of checks. I want to te...

First Fireside Chat Part 2

"The new law allows the twelve Federal Reserve Banks to issue additional currency on good assets and thus the banks that reopen will be able to meet every legitimate call. The new currency is being sent out by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in large volume to every part of the country. It is sound currency bec...

First Fireside Chat Part 3

"More liberal provision has been made for banks to borrow on these assets at the Reserve Banks and more liberal provision has also been made for issuing currency on the security of these good assets. This currency is not fiat currency. It is issued only on adequate security, and every good bank has an abundance of s...

Faulkner's acceptance speech

"I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work -- a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust. It will not be ...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 1

"Thank you very much Professor Kombay for that generous introduction. And let me say, that I never expected to hear such kind words from Dr. Falwell. So in return, I have an invitation of my own. On January 20th, 1985, I hope Dr. Falwell will say a prayer at the inauguration of the next Democratic President of the U...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 2

"Ronald Reagan said to 15 thousand evangelicals at the Roundtable in Dallas: 'I know that you can't endorse me. I want you to know I endorse you and what you are doing.' To many Americans, that pledge was a sign and a symbol of a dangerous breakdown in the separation of church and state. Yet this principle, as vital...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 3

"The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones, or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases, like Prohibition and abortion, the proper role of religion i...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 4

"Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name -- which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right. Similarly, people are and should be perplexed when the religious lobbying group C...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 5

"But we should not be forced to discuss phantom issues or false charges. They only deflect us form the urgent task of deciding how best to prevent a planet divided from becoming a planet destroyed. And it does not advance the debate to contend that the arms race is more divine punishment than human problem, or that ...

Faith, Truth and Tolerance Part 6

"So I am doubly grateful for your courtesy here this evening. That was not Harvard's finest hour, but I am happy to say that the loudest applause from the Harvard audience came in defense of Dr. Falwell's right to speak. In short, I hope for an America where neither 'fundamentalist' nor 'humanist' will be a dirty wo...

Fake Steve Jobs

"Well first I want to claify that I'm not fake Steve Jobs."

Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address

"This is a day of national consecration. And I am certain that on this day my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency, I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impels. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly...

Franklin D. Roosevelt Second Inaugural Address

"Prosperity already tests the persistence of our progressive purpose. So let us ask again: Have we reached the goal of our vision of that fourth day of March 1933? Have we found our happy valley? I see a great nation, upon a great continent, blessed with a great wealth of natural resources. Its hundred and thirty ...

First Radio Address

"I speak to you for the first time as Prime Minister in a solemn hour for the life of our country, of our empire, of our allies, and, above all, of the cause of Freedom. A tremendous battle is raging in France and Flanders. The Germans, by a remarkable combination of air bombing and heavily armored tanks, have broke...

From the crew of Apollo 8

"And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck...

Fiery tones taken out of context

"Well, I didn't hear Obama's speech so I can't really comment on it, but, you know, I grew up in a a little village called Archery, Georgia. We didn't have any white neighbors. All my neighbors were African American and the most prominent and richest man in the area was a black African Methodist Episcopal bishop. ...

Foreign policy and our country's reputation

"One of the things that interests me most is the foreign policy. You know, who will help to repair the horrible damage that's been done to our nations reputation around the world and that's a major issue for me. What I hope is to see the next president within the first ten minutes of the new term to correct these ...

Families make healthcare decisions

"I've made it very clear that what I want is for families to make decisions about their healthcare, not government and that's the fundamental difference between myself and Senator Obama and Senator Clinton. They want the government to make the decisions, I want the families to make the decisions. I want Nicholas's...

Fighting over American people and what they need

"If you're really tough you're not always looking to try to start a fight. If you're really tough sometimes you just walk away. If you're really tough sometimes, you know, you just save it for when you really need it. And so interested in? I'm not, I'm not interested in fighting people just for the sake of scorin...

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