President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights have shaped the beliefs of the American progressive movement towards domestic policy ever since. The rights that FDR cited are:
- The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
- The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
- The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
- The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
- The right of every family to a decent home;
- The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
- The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
- The right to a good education.
Contrast that to FDR's "Bill of Rights" which is really a "List of Demands" upon the worker bees of the nation, your fellow citizens. Roosevelt's "Second Bill of Rights" guarantees every citizen a job, food, clothing, recreational expenses, price fixing for farmers, businesses free of "unfair" competition and domination, a decent home, medical care, education, and protection from old age, sickness, accident and unemployment. Good Lord - What a List of Demands! Roosevelt's collectivist mind redefined basic human rights and required that these "new" basic human rights be paid for by working Americans, the 50% of Americans who pay taxes.