6/17/2005

second

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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