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Bucky Barnes ([personal profile] godwins) wrote2017-04-13 05:27 pm


Those who fight the tyranny of our own time will come to learn that old lesson. Among all the peoples of the earth, the cruelties and the oppressions of its would-be masters have taught this generation what its liberties can mean. This lesson, so bitterly learned, will never be forgotten while this generation is still alive.

The words which we have chosen... speak Jefferson's noblest and most urgent meaning; and we are proud indeed to understand it and share it: "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 13, 1943

Today, as we move against the terrible scourge of war—as we go forward toward the greatest contribution that any generation of human beings can make in this world- the contribution of lasting peace, I ask you to keep up your faith. I measure the sound, solid achievement that can be made at this time by the straight edge of your own confidence and your resolve. And to you, and to all Americans who dedicate themselves with us to the making of an abiding peace, I say:

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, undelivered speech prepared for April 13, 1945