January 6, 2013: The 72nd Anniversary of FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech

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… The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way… The third is freedom from want… The fourth is freedom from fear… 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.
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union, January 6, 1941