In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms, mines, or industry of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return, which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large or small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. Unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.
If we accept these "truths" as self-evident and "obvious," we need to invest NOW in America.
Oh! by the bye! these are not part of the Tea Party or Republican plan for America. Sadly, but truthfully, they remain "the party of no!" In fact, this posting is taken from a speech given by FDR January 11, 1944. It seems as though he got it right and so does Obama. Invest in America NOW!