Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quote for the day

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."

Louis D. Brandeis (Supreme Court Justice)

"There is nothing mysterious about the foundations of a healthy and strong democracy. The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic system are simple. They are:

Equality of opportunity for youth and others;

Jobs for those who can work;

Security for those who need it;

The ending of the special privileges for the few;

The preservation of civil liberties for all;

The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt