James Madison

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Unions & the Constitutional Right to Assembly

Why do Republicans have issue with this? The constitution spells this out for us. We have a right to assembly in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Oh wait, I forgot, the tea-baggers don't believe in the Constitution because it didn't come from God.

Second Bill of Rights

FDR proposed a Second Bill of Rights, sometimes called Economic Bill of Rights. I think this was a great idea and I can only hope that one day someone will be brave enough to bring this issue back up and try to establish this for our citizens. Here's what those rights were:
FDR proceeded to propose the following as a “Second Bill of Rights”:

•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;

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