Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: People All Over The World

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“People all over the world should be able to expect freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from fear, and freedom from want.” This, a prompt derived from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech of 1941, makes you nod your head in agreement at first, but there a few loop holes that catch the eye upon further investigation. The world would have to think as one, be as one, and have the same goals for this idealistic statement to be true. With these considerations in mind and slight adjustments, this statement could be an actual goal that we as a world, and nation, should strive for together. Along with the view of “people all over the world”, is the idea that America should help make sure that these freedoms are indeed cared out. Theodore Roosevelt, among others, believed that America, as a world super power, has a responsibility to help resolve problems of the world. (Tindall and Shi pg. 765) All too often the pleasant idea of America as a fighter for the expansion of justice and equality is turned and twisted, and we can easily become in the wrong. Our motives as humans are inherently biased, working things to our advantage instead of the parties concerned. In fact, the very decision to step in is decided with the act of looking at ourselves. Will this conflict harm us if we let it escalate? Other nations also function differently than we do culturally, environmentally, and socially. When we come in and use our ways, our culture, and try to change their society
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