"We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made." - FDR, 1944
In the modern world, I believe Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are impossible without healthy food, clean water, a safe and comfortable home, quality health care and education. Therefore, I believe the government, under the constitution, has a duty to protect the right of every citizen to these basic needs. It is no longer necessary for humans to compete for scarce resources to survive. We have an abundance of resources, and modern technologies, to provide basic needs to every member of society. I believe this is the next step in human progress.
What do you think?