Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.
This quote emphasizes the importance of taking action and being willing to experiment in order to address and solve societal issues. It suggests that the country, reflecting its citizens' desires, craves innovative and persistent approaches. The quote advocates for a practical approach, where individuals should try different methods to alleviate problems but acknowledge failure and embrace new attempts if necessary. Additionally, it highlights the urgency to act, as those suffering cannot and should not remain silent while potential solutions are readily available.
There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.