The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group or by any controlling private power.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) US President (1933-1945)
Message to Congress (29 Apr 1938)
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