From NYT today, Henry George in 1877 said, "No nation can be freer than its most oppressed, richer than its poorest, wiser than its most ignorant."
FDR, from Mark Fiore's most recent video:
"We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer. We need the courage of the young."
"These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power."
"Liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than its democratic state itself."
"Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing."
I want to make a new parody bill for OWS (with normal $1 bill elements replaced with fat cats, military-industrial symbols, snoozing american dream, and surveillance cameras). Anyone have ideas for it?