It has been said that we are a long way away from the USSR. What is the difference between?
The platform that Obama ran on and this document?
Article 118. Citizens of the USSR have the right to work, that is the right to guaranteed employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality.
The right to work is ensured by the socialist organization of the economy, the steady growth of the productive forces of Soviet society, the elimination of the possibility of economic crises, and the abolition of unemployment.
Article 119. Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest.
The right to rest provides the reduction of the working day for the vast majority of the workers up to 7 hours, establishment of annual leave to workers and employees with pay, provision for maintenance workers wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs.
Article 120. Citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age, and - in the case of illness or disability.
This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service workers, putting the workers to a wide network of health resorts.
Article 121. Citizens of the USSR have the right to education.
This right to primary education, free education, including higher education, a system of state grants the vast majority of students in higher education, teaching in schools in their own language, the organization of factories, farms, stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for workers .
Article 122. Women in the USSR are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life.
The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured by women equal right with men to work, payment for work, leisure, social insurance, education, public security interests of mother and child, maternity leave with a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens .
Article 123. equal rights of citizens of the USSR, irrespective of their nationality or race, in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life is the immutable law.
Any sort of direct or indirect restriction of rights or, alternatively, direct or indirect privileges for citizens based on their race and national origin, as well as any advocacy of racial or national exclusiveness or hatred and contempt - is punishable by law.
Article 124. in order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the USSR is separated from the state and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.
Article 125. in accordance with the interests of the working people, and in order to strengthen the socialist system, the citizens of the USSR are guaranteed by law:
a) freedom of speech,
b) freedom of the press,
c) freedom of assembly and meetings,
d) freedom of procession and of demonstration.
These civil rights are ensured by placing the working people and their organizations printing presses, stocks of paper, public buildings, streets, communications facilities and other material requisites for implementation.
Article 126. in accordance with the interests of the working people and to develop the organizational initiative and political activity of the masses of Soviet citizens are guaranteed the right to unite in public organizations: trade unions, cooperative associations, youth organizations, sport and defense organizations, cultural, technical and scientific societies, and most active and conscious citizens in the ranks of the working class and other strata of the working people unite the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks), which is the vanguard of the working people in their struggle to strengthen and develop the socialist system and is the leading core of all organizations of the working people and the government.
Article 127. Citizens of the USSR are guaranteed inviolability of the person. No one may be arrested except by order of a court or a prosecutor.
Article 128. inviolability of the homes of citizens and privacy of correspondence are protected by law.
Article 129. USSR affords the right of asylum to foreign citizens persecuted for defending the interests of workers, or scientific activities, or the national liberation struggle.
Article 130. Every citizen of the USSR are obliged to observe the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the laws, to maintain labor discipline, honestly to perform public duties, and to respect the rules of socialist society.
Article 131. Every citizen of the USSR to safeguard and strengthen public, socialist property as the sacred and inviolable foundation of the Soviet system, a source of wealth and might of the country as a source of prosperity and culture of all workers.
Persons committing offenses against public, socialist property are enemies of the people.
The articles I posted are from the Constitution of the USSR.
Asked By: Bad Things Happen - 1/22/2013