Monday, August 13, 2012


A 2nd Bill Of Rights was first put forth by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) State of the Union Speech to Congress on January 11, 1944. It includes:

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.

In my humble opinion, FDR nailed it....

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