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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:32 PM

Freedom From Want



Gil Smart wonders whether we still believe in Freedom from Want - and what we'll do to preserve that freedom.

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Response to Bgno64 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. I support freedom from need, not freedom from want

One needs health care, one does not need an Iphone.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:07 PM

2. Our language has been evolving since it begain and,

"want" used in this context once meant "need."

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Response to Bgno64 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:30 PM

3. K&R

The speech delivered by President Roosevelt incorporated the following:

''In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.''

—Franklin D. Roosevelt, excerpted from the State of the Union Address to the Congress, January 6, 1941

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