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Forum Post: A Second (and Third) BILL OF RIGHTS; Paying Homage to FDR (part 1)

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 25, 2011, 3:50 p.m. EST by Jgruskin (2) from Linden, NJ
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Greetings everyone! On Jan 11, 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a Second (Worker's) Bill of Rights. It consisted of 8 rights and in the succeeding 30 years quite a lot of progress was made toward these rights especially for the elderly and average worker. However, since the late 70's much if not all of this progress has been reversed or lost and it time to do something about it.

This is FDR's Second Bill of Rights (for workers):

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.

It's pretty good and I would urge the OWS to consider adopting it. However I have composed a new "Bill of Rights" similar to FDR's but it is more specific in achhieving it's goals, and would like to get comments and suggestions on it and hope that the second (or third) Bill of Rights might b used to organise or stimulate the OWS movement.

(see Part 2 - for Third Bill of Rights)



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[-] 1 points by Fallspring (30) from Silver Spring, MD 12 years ago

also cant find your second part third bill of rights.

BTW i completely agree the second bill of rights is great and since it is so old, everyone will say to themselves we should have adopted this generations ago. what is wrong with us.

[-] 1 points by Fallspring (30) from Silver Spring, MD 12 years ago

i just finished this video with FDR in it. I think my next video is going to be about the second and or third bill of rights. what do you think http://youtu.be/i61v3s-MCTk