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The Second Bill Of Rights Could Have Changed America

In Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union Address, the president proposed a second bill of rights. Roosevelt's believed that the original bill of rights "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness". After Roosevelt's death, his proposition was basically thrown out the window in America, but some of the defeated countries of WWII integrated Roosevelt's ideas into their own constitutions. Here are some of the things we missed out on:

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"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.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens. For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world. "
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 11, 1944

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