Address Before Young Israel of Pelham Parkway at the Concourse Plaza Hotel, New York City

May 20, 1964


New York, NY

It is necessary to mistrust personal power enough to provide for some restraints upon its use. This is the idea of political competition that underlies everything else in the American political system and the Constitution. Do not deprive a man of his capacity to act. Just be sure that he in turn is willing to obey the rules.