The Faith of FDR - from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Papers 1933-1945

The Faith of FDR - from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Papers 1933-1945
THE FAITH OF FDR-from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Papers 1933-1945 -

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT was President for over 12 years, longer than any other.

He won four Presidential Elections, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, and was in office during the Great Depression and World War II.

Regardless if one agrees with his politics, he exerted a significant influence on U.S. history. It is inevitable that a serious student would want to examine his faith.

Since political rhetoric is the lowest common denominator-appealing to the largest number of voters-FDR's statements reflect a public with generally accepted views on faith. Statements are from nearly 4,000 pages of FDR's Public Papers 1933-1945, with the exception of the foreword he wrote for a 1941 edition Gideons New Testament distributed to millions of military personnel.

"WE ARE INSPIRED by a faith that goes back to the first chapter of the Book of Genesis: 'God created man in His own image.'"-Jan 6, 1942

"I KNEW THAT some day Russia would return to religion for the simple reason that five thousand years of recorded history have proven that mankind has always believed in God in spite of the many abortive attempts to exile God."-Feb 10, 1940

"WE FACE ONE of the great choices of history-religion against godlessness."-July 19, 1940, accepting Democrat Nomination

"DEMOCRACY IS THE birthright of every citizen, the white and the colored; the Protestant, the Catholic, the Jew."-Nov 4, 1940

"NAZI ARE AS ruthless as the Communists in the denial of God."-May 27, 1941

"I HOPE THAT you have re-read the Constitution-Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again."-Mar 9, 1937

"THOSE FORCES HATE democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy."-Nov 1, 1940

"THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...have watched with sympathetic interest the effort of the Jews to renew in Palestine the ties of their ancient homeland...It gives me great pleasure to send my warm greetings."-Feb 6, 1937

-Nazi terror
-We are against those...substituting terror for law
-We will accept only a world consecrated to...freedom from terror
-Denouncing Nazi murder of French hostages
-Insane desire to wipe out the Jewish race
-No nation can appease the Nazis...There is no reasoning with an incendiary bomb
-Certain things in regard to the defense of the United States should be kept confidential
-Persons supposed to be peaceful visitors were actually part of an enemy unit...spies, saboteurs
-There are also American citizens, who, unwittingly, are aiding and abetting the work of these agents
-Our enemies have performed a brilliant feat of deception...I do not think any American has doubt of our ability to administer punishment to the perpetrators
-We intend to bring this battle to him on his own home grounds
-We will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God.

"WE CANNOT READ the history of our a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the Republic...Where we have been the truest in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of ...prosperity."-Oct 6, 1935

"YOUR GOVERNMENT IS working at all times with representatives of the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish faiths."-Oct 28, 1940

"WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without."-Oct. 28, 1940

"WE SHALL BE DEFENDING...a way of life that has let men hold up their heads and admit no master but God."-Sep 2, 1940

"THE PRESERVATION OF these rights is the whole future of Christian civilization."-Sep 1, 1941

"NAZIS ANNOUNCED THEIR plan for enforcing their...pagan religion all over the world-a plan by which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by Mein Kampf and the swastika."-Jan 6, 1942

"WE WILL CELEBRATE this Christmas Day...because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives."-Dec 24, 1944

"THERE IS NOT room enough on earth for German militarism and Christian decency."-Mar 1, 1945 (408 pages, paperback, illustrations)

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