The Economic Bill of Rights — and the long March of History

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “The Economic Bill of Rights”

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all-regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

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.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.

Someday these Unacknowledged American Rights — Shall be codified.

And on that day Progressive Thinkers, from throughout America’s History, will have prevailed.

One day Workers, all workers, WILL, get their due.

The historic battles, to preserve Humanity Dignity, to earn our fair share — shall not be stopped.

Because that Quest for Progress — is synonymous with “Being Human”.

It’s one thing most of us, have in common — we all want better, for our families.

We all want a fair deal, and the Opportunity to make a decent living.

It’s part and parcel to the American Dream.

Extinguish that Hope, and you extinguish the Dream …

Learn more, help make it happen, sooner as opposed to later

Union Busting 101: Pay no attention to that Man behind the Curtain.

Progressive Economics 101: A Living Wage

Bill Moyers Journal — Dec 11, 2009  

Bill was all about the Workers this week … and our epic struggles.

Citizen Protests

Citizen Voices, fighting back, through history


The People Speak — by Howard Zinn and Matt Damon

Sunday December 13, 8/7c — the History Channel  (this weekend)

Check it Out!

The hard working People of America, deserve a Seat at the Table — NOW!

NOT Someday.

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  1. jamess

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

    —  Margaret Mead

    US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 – 1978)


  2. FreeSociety


  3. curmudgeon

    the words, “…about us.”  

    I’m sure that Wall Street, Big Pharma, military-industrial complex, ad naseum privately espouse a much different viewpoint, despite their occasional shrill, Coulter-like protestations to the contrary.

  4. jamess

    it’s just his centrist tendencies

    has not YET gotten him any good results.


    Bad advice in,

    Bad results out!

    BAI-BRO  (doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?)

    Hopefully the bruising lessons of this year and next,

    will cure him of “trying to please everybody”

  5. FreeSociety

    But Obama seeks a GIGO staff and advisors…while totally shunning and dismissing any of the non-conforming people.  

    This indicates that Obama has stacked the deck by design to create a GIGO result.  If he cared, he would recognize that new thinking, and a separation from the inside-the-beltway Establishment apologists was a necessary requirement.

    Instead, he has created an entirely pro-War and pro-Drone and anti-MiddleClass and authoritarian pro-Wall Street Presidency.

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