The Measure of Our Progress

Terrance Heath

In the previous post, I included a quote from Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Inaugural Address.

We are determined to make every American citizen the subject of his country’s interest and concern; and we will never regard any faithful law-abiding group within our borders as superfluous. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

It was a short quote, only because I couldn’t very well quote the entire speech. I wanted to, because so much in it speaks directly to where we stand today, the kind of country we want to be, and the choices that will lead us closer to that goal — or farther from it.

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