Thursday, November 24, 2011

Back-sliding on FDR's "Four Freedoms"

This Norman Rockwell poster is based on the “Four Freedoms” addressed by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a January 1941 speech. The following January, the U.S. would be at war and these freedoms would be at risk abroad and at home. They are:
1.      Freedom of speech and expression
2.      Freedom of worship
3.      Freedom from want
4.      Freedom from fear
They are all worth revisiting 70 years later. We seem to be back-sliding on these basic freedoms. At home and abroad.
Lifted the poster from Kaili Joy Gray's post today on Daily Kos. Thanks, Kaili. 

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