Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving



Freedom From Want, 1943 by Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post Cover

One of the Four Freedoms series inspired by a speech by Franklin Roosevelt:

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.


- Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
excerpted from the Annual Message to the Congress,
January 6, 1941

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Martha:
I send you my sincere appreciation for the Daily Art site. I try to visit every day for inspiration.

I've bookmarked your site on dozens of computers at our middle school, and I hope students take a peek as they're surfing around the internet.

Thanks for your efforts.
Sincerely,
Bridgette

slatts said...

Ditto to Bridgette...

I too am very thankful for art posts, Martha!

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