FDR’s Destructive Raw Deal

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” was an all-out assault on the U.S. Constitution and the American way of life.

Though few everyday Americans saw it at the time (media coverage that reached average Americans was relatively minimal in those days, and people still had an instinctive trust in our government), most of what FDR rammed down America’s collective throat during his four terms was blatantly unconstitutional.  The U.S. Supreme Court realized it, and blocked a lot of his socialist initiatives in the early years, but his threats and court-packing scheme intimidated the court into doing his bidding.

Not only were many of his policies unconstitutional, they were precisely the opposite from what was needed to produce a healthy economy.

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Professor Burt Folsom, author of “New Deal or Raw Deal“, spoke with Bill Whittle about FDR and how President Barack Obama’s policies seem to be a continuation of that same un-American, counterproductive socialist bent.

If America is to be vibrant, healthy and free once again, we need to abandon the always-failing ideas of socialism and re-embrace the American principles of freedom, limited government and a free market.

A free people don’t need government to do for them what they can and should do themselves.



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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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