Four Freedoms -- FDR (Jan. 6, 1941)

In January of 1941, prior to US entry into WWII, Franklin Roosevelt stood before Congress and spoke of Four Freedoms -- Speech, Worship, From Want and From Fear.  I found this clip of just that introductory section, which names the four and offers hope that they will be experienced fully not in the far future, but in the near future.  Of course, this has not yet been achieved, but it's worth contemplating his vision, including the fourth, which involved reducing armaments so as to keep neighbor from invading neighbor.

Thus, as we begin our Independence Day weekend, here is the YouTube version:


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