Fdr's Four Freedoms Speech Analysis

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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came out in support of the president initiatives. In her My Day column published on January 7, 1941, she chastised Congress for their lack of unilateral support of the president’s four freedoms speech. She likened the action of some Republicans in attendance to that of the child’s song, “I don’t want to play in your yard. I don’t love you anymore.” Miss Roosevelt then wrote, “few of our citizens, no matter what their political affiliations, will applaud their representatives in a partisan attitude on questions which can have no partisan taint. Surely all of us can be united in a farm policy which seeks to aid those people who fight for freedom and, thereby, give us the hope of present peace for ourselves and a future…show more content…
Bush’s administration implemented the Four Freedoms and their management of farm policy. In his speech delivered on January 30, 1991 in observance of the anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms speech President Bush referred to Pres. Roosevelt’s insistence that the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation were “milestones of human progress.” He added that Roosevelt realized they were idealistic goals to which FDR added his Four Freedoms of common humanity. President Bush then went on to cite Thomas Jefferson whom he implied was perhaps our greatest political philosopher when he wrote; all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Among them are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. President Bush acknowledged the brilliance of FDR’s Four Freedoms speech. Bush envisioned America’s commitment to the New World order based upon Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech. President Bush was committed to fulfilling Americans desire for freedom and to live in peace. The commitment by FDR’s contemporaries was evident when Henry Agard Wallace, vice president of the United States and chairman of the board of economics warfare expressed his concern in a public speech for what he perceived to be the United States postwar policy

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