Franklin Roosevelt – Second Bill of Rights


Brent Abrahamson of The Massachusetts Observer  has put together a nice presentation around another speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The video part is shown below.


Brent’s text emphasizes the difference between the “We, the people” part of the preamble to our Constitution and the “I, me, mine, every person for him or herself and the devil take the hindmost” attitude that has returned since Roosevelt’s time.

My ears and eyes perked up when I heard the reference to the admonition here loosely quoted of “grave dangers of rightist reaction in this nation if such reaction should develop if history were to repeat itself and we were to return to so called normalcy of the 1920s then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad we shall have yielded to the spirit of fascism here at home.”

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