"The royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the go

May 9, 2015

"The royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the government, but they have maintained that economic slavery was nobody's business. They granted that the government could protect the citizen in his right to vote, but they denied that the government could do anything to protect the citizen in his right to works and his right to live." Today we stand committed to the proposition that freedom is no half-and-half affair. If the average citizen is guaranteed equal opportunity in the polling place, he must have equal opportunity in the market place.

 

Source: Hartmann, Thom. Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights. Rodale Books, 2004. Quote from p. 288 source: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Acceptance Speech for the Democratic nomination for president, Philadelphia, June 27, 1936 Verified 04/28/14.

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