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The second Bill of Rights


Dear Editor,

I can only speak for myself and every good Democrat that I ever met, that what follows guides their efforts in today's politics.

Whether they verbalized them or not, these are the ideals, goals and vision as provided by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his State of the Union address on January 11, 1944.

He proposed that a second Bill of Rights be established for all Americans. Among those rights, he included: (1) The right to a useful remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation. (2) The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation. (3) The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living. (4) The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad. (5) The right of every family to a decent home. (6) The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment. (7) The right to a good education.

The Republican-controlled media believes society's problems can be solved by making the rich richer and the poor poorer.

The question we have to ask ourselves is: How rich can they get and how poor do we have to get? And how much do the rest of us have to suffer before we all stand up and say "enough is enough?"

Search your souls. This question may be in the final exam.

Joe Tribula, Almont Twp.
October 03, 2007

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