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Summary: Franklin Roosevelt once gave a speech outlining "four freedoms" that he believed would make the world a better place. 60 plus years later, those freedoms have become twisted.

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JANUARY OF 1941, 11 MONTHS BEFORE THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT GAVE A STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH.

IT BECAME KNOWN AS “THE FOUR FREEDOMS” SPEECH.

ROOSEVELT SAID;

IN THE FUTURE DAYS, WHICH WE SEEK TO MAKE SECURE, WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WORLD FOUNDED UPON FOUR ESSENTIAL HUMAN FREEDOMS.

THE FIRST IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION—EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE SECOND IS FREEDOM OF EVERY PERSON TO WORSHIP GOD IN HIS OWN WAY—EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE THIRD IS FREEDOM FROM WANT—WHICH, TRANSLATED INTO WORLD TERMS, MEANS ECONOMIC UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH WILL SECURE TO EVERY NATION A HEALTHY PEACETIME LIFE FOR ITS INHABITANTS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE FOURTH IS FREEDOM FROM FEAR—WHICH, TRANSLATED INTO WORLD TERMS, MEANS A WORLD-WIDE REDUCTION OF ARMAMENTS TO SUCH A POINT AND IN SUCH A THOROUGH FASHION THAT NO NATION WILL BE IN A POSITION TO COMMIT AN ACT OF PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AGAINST ANY NEIGHBOR—ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THAT IS NO VISION OF A DISTANT MILLENNIUM. IT IS A DEFINITE BASIS FOR A KIND OF WORLD ATTAINABLE IN OUR OWN TIME AND GENERATION.

THAT KIND OF WORLD IS THE VERY ANTITHESIS OF THE SO-CALLED NEW ORDER OF TYRANNY WHICH THE DICTATORS SEEK TO CREATE WITH THE CRASH OF A BOMB.

TO THAT NEW ORDER WE OPPOSE THE GREATER CONCEPTION—THE MORAL ORDER.

A GOOD SOCIETY IS ABLE TO FACE SCHEMES OF WORLD DOMINATION AND FOREIGN REVOLUTIONS ALIKE WITHOUT FEAR.

IN THE WORLD OF 1941, ROOSEVELT’S FOUR FREEDOMS WERE RADICAL AND SIMPLE IDEAS THAT ANYONE COULD ASPIRE TO.

THEY ARE GREAT IDEALS.

ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD FREE TO SPEAK AND EXPRESS OURSELVES.

EACH ONE OF US WANTS THE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD.

ALL OF US WANT THE FREEDOM TO FULFILL EVERY GOOD HUMAN DESIRE.

ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE FREE FROM FEAR AND OPPRESSION.

BUT WHILE ROOSEVELT LIVED IN A LESS COMPLEX SOCIETY THAN WE, HE PROBABLY NEVER DREAMED THAT MODERN MAN WOULD TAKE THE LIBERTIES THAT WE HAVE TAKEN WITH LIBERTY.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE OBSCENITY, PROFANITY AND EVERY ABSURD DECLARATION.

FREEDOM TO WORSHIP NOW INCLUDES OBEISANCE AND OBLATIONS TO THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOD.

FREEDOM FROM WANT HAS TAKEN US DOWN THE ROAD AND THROUGH THE PORTAL TO ABORTION ON DEMAND AND NOW SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

FREEDOM FROM FEAR NOW INCLUDES FREEDOM FROM FEAR OF THE LIVING GOD.

THE DAY ROOSEVELT SPOKE OF IS HERE

HE WAS RIGHT! BUT THE TYRANNICAL POWERS THAT HE SPOKE OF ARE NO LONGER IMPERIAL JAPAN, COMMUNISM AND THE NAZI HORDES.

THE POWERS THAT ROOSEVELT SPOKE OF NOW PRACTICE A DIFFERENT FORM OF TYRANNY.

THEY PREACH A GOSPEL THAT SAYS “DO, DAY AND BE WHATEVER YOU WANT!”

“REALITY DOES NOT APPLY. YOU CAN BE ANY TYPE OF PERSON YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF.”

THIS TYRANNY’S PABULUM IS A DISPROPORTIONAL LIBERTARIANISM THAT IS NO REAL FREEDOM AT ALL.

JESUS CAME TO EARTH TO GIVE MEN REAL FREEDOMS.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH. FREEDOM TO WORSHIP. FREEDOM FROM WANT AND FREEDOM FROM FEAR.

JESUS GIVES THE CITIZENS OF HIS KINGDOM, FOUR, EVEN FIVE FREEDOMS THAT ARE NECESSARY, REAL AND ETERNAL.


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