Obama, FDR and the Second Bill of Rights

January 30, 2013 by bfranklin2076

Here is a snippet of the ideology that we are up against (direct from someone who was inside the Obama camp).  They believe they can ensure security and fairness for all, but as we know liberty is the best method for ensuring all of us that strive for the truth have a shot to succeed.

“As the actions of his first term made clear, and as his second inaugural address declared, President Barack Obama is committed to a distinctive vision of American government. It emphasizes the importance of free enterprise, and firmly rejects “equality of result,” but it is simultaneously committed to ensuring both fair opportunity and decent security for all.

In these respects, Obama is updating Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights. To be sure, his second term has barely started, and his precise place in history remains to be established. Yet we can’t appreciate the arc of American politics, or the nation’s current situation and prospects, without understanding the Second Bill.

Roosevelt announced the Second Bill of Rights in his State of the Union address in 1944. With the Great Depression over, and the war almost won, FDR declared that we “have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.” Drawing on Thomas Jefferson, Roosevelt insisted that “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.”

Read more here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-28/obama-fdr-and-the-second-bill-of-rights.html

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