Sunday, March 14, 2010

FDR's Economic Bill of Rights

How much of a history buff are you? Franklin D. Roosevelt, as part of his 1944 State of The Union Address to the United States, gave these principles as a second, and an economic, Bill of Rights. The Europeans have parts of this in their constitutions, where is ours?

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

Too bad we can't get together as a nation to force Congress to put this on our Constitution?

Source: World

If you'd like to see the video of this, Michael Moore has it in his movie "Capitalism: A Love Story".

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