U.S.President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at Democratic Party Victory Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Washington DC USA Date:1937, March 4 Duration:4 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
President Franklin D. Roosevelt stands at podium and speaks after Democratic Victory Dinner, in the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on March 4, 1937. He states that, "Democracy in many lands has failed, for the time being, to meet human needs." He speaks of people being so fed up with debate and party bickering that they surrender democratic principles and processes to get things done. He goes on to speak of history, and failure of dictatorship. He states that, "In the United States, Democracy has, not yet, failed, and does not need to fail." At that point the audience applauds. Roosevelt refers the the Agricultural Adjustment Act. He complains about the Supreme Court. He remarks with a smile that, as the lawyers themselves say, "In this fight, time is of the essence." The audience applauds. He speaks of meeting the needs of the peple, now.
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