Out of respect for reason, therefore, and the sense of humility that it inspires, I have come to know something of the compelling quality of our human interdependence. I know I cannot survive or develop without mutual, interlocking strengths, sharing in and contributing to the strengths of others of the human family. And so I am led to acknowledge my individual need, and the universal need, for sympathy, fellow feeling, and cooperative striving.
By the same guidepost, I am led to a determined preference for a democratic society. This I define as a society guided in the main by the ascertained wish of its majority, but with important reservations. It must respect the mystic reaches of the individual and