Thursday, May 22, 2008
On May 22
1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his 'Great Society'. He stated, "The challenge of the next half century is whether we have the wisdom to use that wealth to enrich and elevate our national life." Similar to FDR's New Deal, the Great Society was focused on restoring the economic equilibrium and moral renewal in the society. Influenced and prompted very much so by Dr. King, President Johnson signed off under the most important Civil Rights laws. He also proposed Medicare for the elderly, education assistance for the students, a higher minimum wage, poverty alleviation grants, higher unemployment benefits, housing for the homeless, improved education for the Native Americans, pensions for the retired, tax rebates for small business, and subsidies for farmers... The list goes on... I believe we need someone like FDR or LBJ right now... Time cannot wait any longer. Will Mr. Obama, the probable Democratic nominee, deliver???
1992 Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia joined the United Nations.