Corporatism In Money And Banking Has Led America To FascismSubmitted by FreedomBurnsBright on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:07
By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D. | NewsWithViews.com
July 2, 2012
[Address to the Annual Spring Meeting of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education Union League Club, New York City, 17 May 2012]
In his State of the Union Message to Congress of 11 January 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that
[w]e cannot be content, no matter how high th[e] general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.
This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.
As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.
We have come to a clear realization of that 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.
Edwin Vieira Jr. -- Corporativism in Money and banking has led America to Fascism, Part 1
Edwin Vieira Jr. -- Corporativism in Money and banking has led America to Fascism, Part 2
Edwin Vieira Jr. -- Corporativism in Money and banking has led America to Fascism, Part 3