The Democratic National Convention is in full swing, so we turn to the words of a famous Democrat, set in stone at his D.C. memorial.
It’s easy to forget our elected officials work for us. We hold them in high esteem, and rightly so. But this is a republic, not a monarchy or a dictatorship. We fought a war to establish that and several more wars to keep it that way.
Ours is a government for the people, by the people. And the President—Republican, Democrat, or other—lives in our house.
Why did Franklin Roosevelt say this? How do we preserve or ignore this idea today?
It appears I’m not the only one thinking about Roosevelt this week. Catch one of my favorite columnists Ross Douthat’s NYT post Franklin Delano Romney.