National Affairs: Autumn Oratory

On a stage set at the base of the floodlighted Washington Monument, Franklin Delano Roosevelt last week addressed 65,000 listeners massed on the slick green lawns of Washington's Sylvan Theatre. Occasion of the speech was the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution by 38 delegates in Philadelphia. Having made the Constitution the most controversial U. S. political subject of the year, the President took the opportunity to define his views on it, emphasize the familiar theme that in the past four years the Supreme Court has obstructed the will...

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