Our Liberty and Liberties March 23, 1941
“Our liberty could be lost through some external power such as aggression, as it has in European countires. It might be lost, again, by the reckless granting of power to one branch of government, particularly the executive branch. Such a concession would inevitably lead to bureaucracy and eventually create a dictator.
“Our liberty could also be lost by the ambition of certain groups who wish to centralize power. Intolerance on the part of the general populace would be still another liberty destroyer, while a fifth cause would be cowardice and dear on the part of leaders of the opposition or minority party.
“But we most certainly will lose it if we lose the spirit of democracy through apathy, supineness, and ignorance.”