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QOTD #6 WWII: Isolationism

QOTD #6: In hindsight we agree that fighting the Germans was the correct thing to do, in the moment much of the country was against it. FDR had to lie to the American people to convince us to go to war. What does FDR pushing America into war without asking permission of the American public demonstrate about the government and its interactions with the people?  How do you think this would work today?

In other words, if the government thinks that entering a war is the just thing to do, but the American public does not want to go to war, should the government ignore public opinion?