F.D.R. proposed to start working on passing the "Second Bill of Rights". It is evident that they would not be passed today, and perhaps should not be, but as a taking point, I wonder what would happen if these were passed, as negative rights, e.g. What laws, regulations... would actually be in VIOLATION to them?

The proposed rights are: "The right to..."

  1. A useful and remunerative job;
  2. Earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
  3. Every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return that will give him and his family a decent living;
  4. Every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
  5. Every family to a decent home;
  6. Adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
  7. Adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
  8. A good education.
See: Blog for America


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