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- Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). "Brunch With Bernie".
- Right wing Blogger Andrew Breitbart, Founder of numerous sites Breitbart.com, Big Government.com, etc. "Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World"
- Larry Flynt, Free speech advocate, publisher-Hustler Magazine, author. "One Nation Under Sex"
- 'Anything Goes' Friday
- Bumper Music:
- This Land Is Your Land, Everclear.
- Mercy Mercy Me, Marvin Gaye.
- Beautiful World, Carolina Liar.
- Big Yellow Taxi, Counting Crows.
- I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony), New Seekers.
- Where The Blacktop Ends, Keith Urban.
- Grand Canyon, Dmitriy Lukyanov (you need to search for it) (with additional sounds by Jacob).
- What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong.
- Clip: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 27 June 1936, "A Rendezvous With Destiny" Speech to the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
That very word freedom, in itself and of necessity, suggests freedom from some restraining power. In 1776 we sought freedom from the tyranny of a political autocracy - from the eighteenth-century royalists who held special privileges from the crown...
"But since that struggle, man's inventive genius released new forces in our land, forces which reordered the lives of our people. The age of machinery, of railroads; of steam and electricity; the telegraph and the radio; mass production, mass distribution - all of these combined to bring forward a new civilization and with it a problem for those who sought to remain free.
"For out of this modern civilization economic royalists carved new dynasties. New kingdoms were built upon concentration of control over material things. Through new uses of corporations and banks and securities, new machinery of industry and agriculture, of labor and capital - all undreamed of by the Fathers - the whole structure of modern life was impressed into this royal service...
"Private enterprise, indeed, became too private. It became privileged enterprise, not free enterprise...
"The royalists I have spoken of, the royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the government, but they have maintained that economic slavery was nobody's business. They granted that the government could protect the citizen in his right to vote, but they denied that the government could do anything to protect the citizen in his right to work and his right to live...
"These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. But in their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike.
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