Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"The Four Freedoms"

As part of our t-shirt challenge, we ask students to name the 5 basic freedoms guaranteed in the US Constitution's First Amendment.  Today, thanks to the "Today in Peace History" message from Carl Bunin's Peace Buttons website, I was reminded of the "4 Freedoms" that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stressed on this date in 1941, which overlap with our Constitutional rights, but add more.  They seem particularly relevant now:

January 6, 1941
President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
in his 1941 State of the Union 
address,introduced the idea
of the "Four Freedoms":

freedom of speech and expression;

freedom of every person to 
worship God in her or his own way;

freedom from want; 

and freedom from fear.

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