"FDR once said that the individual should have full liberty of action to make the most of himself. He continued, ‘but the invocation of that sacred word – individual – should not allow a few powerful interests to make industrial cannon fodder of the lives of half the population of the United States." He added, finally, "that he wanted neither a business elite nor the U.S. government to manipulate the individual or betray the sacredness of private property."

From the book Defining Moment

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