Daily Archives: January 6, 2017

Are You Enjoying The Four Freedoms?


It was on this day, January 6, 1941, that President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress “in an effort to move the nation away from a foreign policy of neutrality. The president had watched with increasing anxiety as European nations struggled and fell to Hitler’s fascist regime and was intent on rallying public support for the United States to take a stronger interventionist role.”

At the close of his address Roosevelt said that he looked forward to a world founded upon 4 essential human freedoms–freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom of worship, and freedom from fear. Continue reading

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