FDR had it almost right when he made the statement rephrased above, prior to World War II. And at the time he was correct in his position that one should fear a tyrannical government, and oppose it.
But in today’s world our greatest fear is not only of government in general, but specifically of our own government and the tyranny it is creating, with unequal treatment under the law, an FBI that attacks anyone critical of the Biden administration, the despotic Democrat establishment of leftist mayors and governors, and a woke set of federal bureaucrats who lie about simple biology and the way the sexes interrelate.
America has always feared foreign governments: England prior to the American revolution, the Germans during World War II, and the Russian government always. But with the woke, despotic administration of Joey Biden, we citizens have come to fear our own domestic government more than any foreign foe intent on harming us.
This mistrust of our own government is a dangerous thing to happen to a democracy that is forced to trust that our elections are fair and that the outcomes reflect the actual votes of the people. But here we are, in spite of warnings of a possible “one person, one vote, one time” calamity, and a further warning that we are only one administration away from a dictatorship in which the next president will allow no opposition to his autocratic rule. We must end the hold Democrats have on our information, our energy supply, our mobility and our economy in the upcoming mid-term elections.