“They [who] seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers…call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.â€ Â Franklin Delano Roosevelt March 15, 1941
In 2007, my son Ryan (standing in the center) and fellow student council members fromÂ Mesa High SchoolÂ visited Washington, DC. Yesterday, I happened across this old photo of their visit to theÂ FDR Memorial.Â
I find it ironic that the man who presided over such a huge expansion of the US federal government would utter these profound words. Now, seventy four years since President Roosevelt made this somewhat prophetic statement, there is ample evidence that a few people in politically elite circles are trying very hard to consolidate power over our lives into the hands of a very few.