"The first truth is that 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 other controlling private power. ”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rep. Alvin King passes away, and Steve Cohen remembers him on the floor of Congress
Rep. King, who mentored legislators throughout Shelby County, passed away on Monday.
Here, our Congressman remembers this legendary and visionary leader: