Are YOU willing to fight for the Second Bill of Rights spelled out by FDR in the address below? Can you answer that YOU are your brother’s keeper, and end the march towards the rule of “tooth and claw”, survival of the fittest only, sought by the regressive right in place of the New Deal’s social compact?
The link below will take you to a viewing of FDR giving his Second Bill of Rights speech thanks to the marvels of technology.
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If so, there is a coming event to which YOU are invited: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2136656798/efblike [This link will take you to the registration page for a grassroots meeting at Lasell College on 10/2/11 that starts at 2:00 PM].
At a minimum, if you attend on 10/2/11, you are sure to experience lively conversation – and perhaps aid in the founding of a new grassroots movement to clean up, energize, and render government clean, responsive and responsible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I know that for myself, business as usual is not acceptable. I don’t know if this meeting will be a step towards working together with others to clean up and redirect the inbred political culture on Beacon Hill that flourishes behind closed doors – but I am willing to go and find out!
As some may not know, John Adams named this state the “Commonwealth” of Massachusetts, so that the focus would be on the common good, not the enrichment and centralized power of the few. That vision was revolutionary in the 1700s – and it seems, is still revolutionary and worth fighting for today.