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Author: clintster    Date: 01/06/2018 20:31:23

Just a reminder that 77 years ago today, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood before Congress and delivered one of the greatest speeches of all time:

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression–everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way–everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want–which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear–which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.

The entire message is fantastic, and looking back at it just serves to remind us all what decency and sanity sound like from our national leadership. Or should.


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Comment by BobR on 01/08/2018 16:45:21
shortly thereafter, the U.S. entered WWII