U.S. At War: New Bill of Rights

For a part of his Message to Congress on the State of the Union, Dr. Win-the-War had apparently called into consultation one Dr. Win-New-Rights. The physicians emerged with a diagnosis and a prescription.

Diagnosis: the inalienable political rights of this Republic have protected Life and Liberty all right, but "have proved inadequate to assure equality in the Pursuit of Happiness."

Prescription: to accept, "so to speak," a second Bill of Rights, "economic truths [that] have become accepted as self-evident." The prescription:

¶ Everybody's right to a useful and remunerative job.

¶ The farmer's right to...

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