Journalists encourage Liberals to remember FDR

Just five years after the original post in 2011, FDR’s legacy has grown even more. The term progressive is no longer a “four-letter” word and now is carried as a badge of honor. The Bernie Sanders movement has tapped into the socialist veins of America, calling for redistribution of wealth, penalties and taxation for corporations – a new New Deal.

Roosevelt is and will likely always, be seen as a great, great president and a day to remember one of the greatest speeches ever delivered by a President is also a good day to reflect on the legacy of FDR.

Original post:

The 32nd President of the United States and the only President to serve four terms, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt passed away on April 12, 1945 – 66 years ago.

Countless newspaper and media outlets have encouraged readers and viewers to report their memories of the iconic President.

In 1997, the Washington Post boasted that they received “more than 800 submissions from readers who responded to our request to share their memories and memorabilia of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his era” as they published several of the submissions.

The recognition is FDR is a yearly occurrence for many on the political left to glorify Roosevelt as Conservatives honor Ronald Reagan.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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In 2009, just prior to the Inauguration of President Obama, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor at Stanford, David Kennedy wrote:

“The fact is that Roosevelt forged in the crucible of the nation’s most harrowing economic crisis a set of coherent, purposeful reforms that changed the character of American life ever after. The essential logic of those reforms fairly leaps from the pages of the historical record. It can be described in a single word: security. It”s a word that fittingly appears in the very title of the New Deal”s most durable and consequential achievement: the Social Security Act of 1935.”

Strong praise that is echoed by many of the progressive supporters.

Even Pop Culture has immortalized FDR’s legacy in the Captain America comic books as the hero, Steve Rogers, refers to the President has great and takes pride in receiving his iconic shield from Roosevelt.

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 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”, Roosevelt’s opening to the famed “Day of Infamy” speech, are words that supporters and detractors both recognize as the peak of FDR’s greatness.

Roosevelt’s sudden collapse and death shocked Americans and the United States grieved. While there is division on the legacy of FDR, his policies and even his greatness, it’s clear that his presidency was monumental in American history.

Full “Day of Infamy” speech can be read here



photo Beverly & Pack

photo Beverly & Pack

About the author:

Brandon detoured from pursuing a degree in history but never lost his love of knowledge embracing the famous George Santayana quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Brandon began writing the National Comic Book Examiner, the Tampa Bay Comic Book Examiner as well as the National American history Examiner after years of contribution to the Crazed Fanboy website and contributing op-ed across the Internet.

Partnering first with the Deskofbrian.com blog, Brandon and Robert Herriman founded the Global Dispatch, an ever-expanding source of Internet news and contributor to Google News since 2012.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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