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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 8 of University of Alabama emeritus professor of history David Beito’s 2023 book, The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights:

Whether it was ordering internment, supporting surveillance by lobbying committees, or wiretapping and snooping into tax returns, [Franklin] Roosevelt never let up on his pursuit of the desired end. In the 1930s, that desired end was to defend the New Deal agenda, while in World War II, it was not only to beat the Axis but to solidify wartime unity behind him. The protections of the Bill of Rights were secondary, and often dispensable, if they seemed to conflict with those ends.

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