Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”:

  1. Freedom of speech
  2. Freedom of worship
  3. Freedom from want
  4. Freedom from fear

Each Roosevelt believed essential to the embrace and survival of democracy.

Inspiration for what follows: the claim, quite false, that Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed in the defense of Americans from want and fear.

From the Awesome Conversation

He left office with our United States of America the premier military and technological power in the world.
He left office certain that we would not again see our people starve on the streets for age and disability.
WE have been failing on “three and four”, and we are about to fail big time for mishandling COVID-19, destroying the base of our economy, and treating our fellow Americans across the aisle, in one direction or the other, like trash. We shall surely reap what we have sown in the course of the past five to seven years of increasingly polarized, insensate, and vicious political speech and action — or with our Senate, inaction.

Fair Reference for Roosevelt’s Impact on America and America’s Role in the World

Schmitz, David F. The Sailor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2021.