FDR Repudiated the Welfare State: ‘a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit’


Amazing quote….I would not believe it dripped from his lips.

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FDRI had no idea that FDR had ever said anything like this.  He sounds like Mark Steyn himself, who first persuaded me that forced redistribution is not only bad for the “makers”, but also for the “takers”—that is, the welfare state is not only bad economics, but more importantly, it also tends to infantilize its recipients; it is corrosive of the very human spirit.

Don’t take my word for it; read FDR’s words for yourself.  Here they are, in context:

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One Response to FDR Repudiated the Welfare State: ‘a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit’

  1. I couldn’t believe it, either!

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