Iata ce spunea presedintele Roosevelt in mesajul despre starea natiunii, in Ianuarie 1944:
“We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms 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.”
Sunt total de acord si sustin aceste principii. Si cred ca ele sunt astazi mai puternice decat oricand. Sunt relevante pentru SUA, dar relevante si pentru noi! Ele ne pot uni in jurul unui obiectiv, chiar daca avem reusite si prioritati diferite.
Inchei cu un alt mesaj, rostit de acelasi presedinte:
“All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being”. Aceasta ar trebui sa fie si angajamentul nostru pentru prezent.