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Sixty years ago, on January 11, 1944, in the midst of another American war, President Roosevelt spoke forcefully and eloquently about the greater meaning and higher purpose of American security in a post-war America. In 2004, the principles and ideas conveyed by FDR's words matter as much now as they did sixty years ago, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center is proud to reprint a selection of FDR's vision for the security and economic liberty of the American people in war and peace.
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.
Originally posted by BillHicksRules
What makes you think you know better than those trained to teach?
What makes you think what you want to teach is any better for your child?
I am not being cheeky these are serious questions.
Originally posted by Imperium Americana
My son is my blood and I will do as I see fit.
Originally posted by SourGrapes
With all due respect, I find this statement extremely possessive. As a parent myself, I've come to realize (through my own long-winded stubborness) that our children are complete separate individuals. We are merely here to shelter, feed, protect, and guide. By the time a child is five years old, his complete identity is formed.
We may be able to counsel and instill some values and decency; however, aside from genetics, our children are not ours. Much of the time, we learn more from our children than they do from us.