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Cheers and jeers Thursday

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• Security for those who need it.
• The ending of special privilege for the few.
• The preservation of civil liberties for all.
• The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living.

President Franklin Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms Speech on January 6, 1941
January 6, 1941

These are the simple, essential things that cannot be overlooked in today’s chaotic and complex world. This is a key factor in determining the inner strength of our political and economic systems.

There are many areas that have a direct impact on our social economy and need to be addressed immediately. Examples: More people should be covered by old-age and unemployment insurance. We need to expand the availability of adequate medical care. We need to plan for a better system that allows those who are deserving of or in need of gainful employment to obtain it.

He was right—simple and basic things based on decency, compassion and common sense to ensure domestic tranquility and promote the public good. What a perfect contrast to the “ideals” of anarchy and dictatorship that’ll be celebrated tomorrow by Republicans on their new high holy day. I’ll take FDR’s vision, thanks. I never got the hang of knuckle-dragging.

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Cheers…



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