The Roots of Liberal Nonsense- A Conservative Rant That Champions Freedom

fdrSo what really started all this liberal nonsense in the United States?

To truly understand where people like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders draw their ideas from, we need to go back around eighty years.

FDR’s Second Bill of Rights is largely responsible for shaping the modern liberal belief of a socialist domestic policy:

Though I can’t begin to discern the thoughts of every liberal who may read this, nor can I assume that every liberal has the same notion of an ideal society, in my arguments with liberals over the years, I couldn’t help but notice the influence that FDR’s Second Bill of Rights has had in shaping the beliefs of the modern liberal with regards to domestic policy.  The rights that FDR cited are:

  • The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines 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 and 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 medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

  • The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

  • The right to a good education.

As the article points out, these aren’t “rights”.

They’re demands.

These demands can only be met from taking from another person or business.

The original Bill of Rights granted fundamental human rights.

The demand was solely placed upon the individual to choose to exercise them.

Exercise them freely, without the force of government demanding it from another person.

 

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