Real News vs. Greek Comedy.
Wikipedia includes one of Lysistrata's most famous lines:
- Lys.: There are a lot of things about us women
- That sadden me, considering how men
- See us as rascals.
- Cal.: As indeed we are!
FDR personified this view at the swearing-in ceremony for his second term. He later said that when it came to the words "support the Constitution of the United States," he thought, "Yes, but it's the Constitution as I understand it, flexible enough to meet any new problem of democracy — not the kind of Constitution your court has raised up as a barrier to progress and democracy.""No thanks FDR.