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Response to craigmatic (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:08 AM

12. That was FDR's conviction, too. 4 freedoms abroad would increase US security.

Franklin Roosevelt proposed “a greater conception,” a “moral order” that represented the very antithesis of the “tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.” FDR’s order was based on the idea that all people—“everywhere in the world”—deserved the right to enjoy freedom of speech and expression; freedom of worship; freedom from want; and freedom from fear.

FDR had "a much deeper conviction: that the security of the United States was tied directly to the health and well-being of other nations."

I agree that it is telling that he didn't make this speech in the US (assuming that he has not - which I am not sure of). If he has avoided this subject in his speeches in the US, I'm not sure whether that says more about him or about the attitude of some Americans whom he thinks might not be receptive to the message that we should care about freedoms in other countries, not only for the sake of people in those countries but for our own security and freedoms, too.

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