The new goals of human happiness and well-being

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in healthcare

FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights

“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. The 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 all our citizens. For unless there is security here at home, there can not be lasting peace in the world.”


1.) The right to a job.
2.) The right to earn enough to provide adequate food, clothing and recreation.
3.) The right to farmers to raise and sell their products at a return which will give them and their families a decent living.
4.) The right of every businessman, large and small to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination of monopolies at home or abroad.
5.) The right of every family to a decent home.
6.) The right of adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7.) The right of adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accidents and unemployment.
8.) The right to a good education.

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  1. Akbar Lightning
    September 24, 2009

    we put em up, they knock it down.

    progressive leaders and conservative assholes are like the world’s longest charlie brown and lucy episode.

    but that’s life, right?

    and we gotta keep fighting, cause when we give up, then slavery is the end result

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  2. globatron
    September 24, 2009

    Yeah I agree.

    One amazing piece of American History that I don’t think will ever be replicated is how Thomas Jefferson pinned the entire Declaration of Independence himself and it was not edited, one word.

    There used to be a time when we trusted each other, every word. And we trusted that great men of great educations had the best intentions for the whole in mind when serving their country. Now serving as President seems to be an act of treason to many.

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  3. Akbar Lightning
    September 25, 2009

    yo dog, i agree that the declaration was a unique moment, but it was edited a bit. it was originally much more liberal, calling slavery a sin, and that got taken out of it.

    akbar

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  4. Globatron
    September 25, 2009

    Are you sure? I know Ben Franklin wanted to do that but I thought Henry Adams said that it would do as is? I must have misinterpreted it.

    The last part where John Adams said that he would defend every word of it. To me that meant it would go unchanged. Of course history was not written by HBO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Txi1687wo

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  5. Akbar Lightning
    September 25, 2009

    yeah, i’ve heard that from a few sources, i watched something on pbs or something recently, a documentary, and morgan freeman said the same thing, and i think if morgan freeman and hbo both say it, it’s like congress and senate, it becomes law, he he

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  6. Akbar Lightning
    September 25, 2009

    hey dude, here’s the facts. TJ is the man, i’m not trying to dis him, the dec of independence is a rockin document, it’s just that the edits show the universality of politics. TJ was definitely against slavery, read that part, it’s awesome, and that shit got cut. crazy. he must have been furious about that.

    http://www.princeton.edu/~tjpapers/declaration/declaration.html

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