The Four Freedoms of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt in a speech in 1941, stated that there were four freedoms that we should fight for; freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. For years, these “freedoms”, or, “rights”, were used to rally pubic support for war. FDR wanted America to become an “arsenal of democracy” for the Allies in WWII, and he listed the Four Freedoms after the lend-lease bill giving weaponry to Britain.
It sounds good, and it sounds like some noble cause, but, it isn’t. It, instead, is the goal of every statist; to determine what the Four Freedoms mean. They get to legislate this, and then impose through violence and armed force what they have determined to be freedom on other people. Thus, the Empire that America has today, and the corruption and destruction we have at home. Obama-care determines to give everyone healthcare; the government has determined that healthcare is something that everyone has a “right” to, and they’re going to make sure we have it.
Though the end result of the Four Freedoms is what I just mentioned, the proper way to interpret and act upon them would be to see them as true; we all do deserve to take back these freedoms. Our ancestors in America took back the right of free speech, though it is being quickly curtailed by political correctness on every side. They also took back the right to freely take care of ourselves and our wants; not have them provided expensively and poorly by the state (socialism). They also took back the right to not have someone dominate and exert power over and instill fear in them through threat of violence; yet, steadily and slowly, these liberties are being stolen, one by one. We must defend our freedoms, and thus open the way for others to earn theirs, or there will be none left.
This entry was posted on January 23, 2014 by Stephen Huband. It was filed under Ron Paul Curriculum Essays, Uncategorized and was tagged with America, communism, Empire, FDR, Four Freedoms, Franklin D. Roosevelt, free speech, freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, Obamacare, political theory, real world, ron paul curriculum, Socialism, state, The Four Freedoms, tyranny, United States, World War II, WWII.