Sunday, May 20, 2018

Four Freedoms today versus FDR

It's an icon, Norman Rockwell's illustration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 sppech to congress defining the United States standing for freedom. Four Freedoms: of speech, to worship, from want and freedom from fear.

The National Rifle Association's foundation is Freedom. Norman Rockwell illustrated the freedom of fear showing mom and dad tucking in their kids for the night. No guns in the phot, dad seems to have stopped reading the evening paper to help mom get the kids to bed. Freedom from fear. Sleep well.

Lt Gov of Texas, Dan Patrick,  thinks owning a gun would be a freedom of fear. Talking on ABC's This Week on Sunday, May 20, he thought that any gun control would simply enable the bad guys to gain power. The problem in Santa Fe, Texas, was that the father hadn't responsibly locked up his weapons.

Went to the recent national meeting of the National Rifle Association in Dallas and got to see Americans want to be better prepared to protect their freedom of fear.

Rockwell did the illustrations for Saturday Evening Post prior to America's entrance into WWII. His
canvases are ob display May 25 to Sept. 2 at the New York Historical Society Museum in NYC.

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