The Great Depression of the early 20th century brought tragedy and despair to millions of Americans. When people think of the 1920s, they imagine men in suits and women in flapper dresses partying to R&B with cigarettes on long stems, drinks, and maybe a mobster or two. That imagery was only true for the wealthy. Everyone else stood in line for bread and dispersed their children to far flung relatives if they were willing. Social Security, as part of the New Deal, was supposed to prevent those hardships from ever happening again. It was a hollow promise. Our ancestors didn't use strong enough language or enshrine the purpose of such a safety net as an unalienable right in our constitution. They failed. We will not.
We The People of the United States of America, in search of that perfect union, do declare the intention to Amend The Constitution of The United States of America to include the Unalienable Right to the Basic Human Needs of safe healthy Food, clean potable Water, the means for Shelter, and Comprehensive Healthcare.
This amendment is not to excuse Citizens, current or prospective, from contributing to our society but to Ensure it. We must gear our people away from endless toil lest we, as a nation, stagnate and decay. Socioeconomic collapse is sure to be followed by violent war. If we are to avoid violent conflict, we must act before it is too late. To say that a human being does not deserve Water, Food, Shelter, or Healthcare is to leave that human being to die. Are we working together to ensure long term survival or are we scrabbling over what will keep us alive as individuals for the moment? To be a society, we can be only one of the two. We must work together. We must ensure the basic survival of our fellow human beings within our society or we doom ourselves.