06 May 2012

A Second Bill of Rights...

It's time we discuss and implement the Second Bill of Rights proposed by FDR...busting trade unions and lowering workers' wages was a tactic of fascism...witness Nazi Germany...time to oust the oligarchy of Wall Street and restore our government to the people.

The Second Bill of Rights was a list of rights proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the then President of the United States, during his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944. In his address Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognize, and should now implement, a second "bill of rights". Roosevelt's argument was that the "political rights" guaranteed by the constitution and the Bill of Rights had "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness." Roosevelt's remedy was to declare an "economic bill of rights" which would guarantee:
Employment, with a living wage
Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
Medical care
Social security
Roosevelt stated that having these rights would guarantee American security, and that America's place in the world depended upon how far these and similar rights
had been carried into practice.

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