“To the wrongs that need resistance, to the right that needs assistance, to the future in the distance, give yourselves.” Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League Of Women Voters.
Catt’s quote is as true now as it was when the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago over 90 years ago. And the League still provides the best source for unbiased analysis of election issues that could help assist rights, resist wrongs, and create a better future for all.
The Illinois League of Women Voters just celebrated 100 years of voting rights for women. We thank them for their continuing good work.
The members of the League of Women Voters take a moment to join with the League Lady for a picture from left to right: Barbara Marsh, Henrietta Saunders, Sheri Latash, Joan Ziegler, Mary Hummel, Janet Kittlaus, Jane Ballengee
The Four Freedoms
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom From Want
Freedom From Fear
In his 1941 State of the Union Address, President Franklin D Roosevelt proposed that these are the Four Freedoms which people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy.
Courtesy of Marvel Comics and Wikipedia
Just like the Fantastic Four comic book heroes, Americans are imperfect — sometimes dysfunctional — but at our core we are loyal, loving and appreciate our status as the most fortunate citizens in the world.
For the most part, we still enjoy these Fantastic Four Freedoms too. For this I count my blessings!
I hope that tonight’s State Of The Union contains fundamental and uplifting truths too just like FDR’s speech 72 years ago.