To Govern a Republic, One Must Know the Minds That Created It while a nation goes speculation crazy the people neglect to think of fundamental principles.These were the words of Franklin Roosevelt in the months leading into the Democratic National Convention of 1932.Roosevelt knew that the fight for the United States Presidency was not simply a game of political machines and punditry, but that this coming fight demanded a leader who understood the historic enemy of the United States and the founding principles of the nation.