It’s our “ancient faith” and our deepest contradiction.
It's probably no coincidence that FDR, one of the all-time greats like Lincoln, continued in that vein in his famous Four Freedoms speech.
“The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple. They are:
Equality of opportunity for youth and for others.
Jobs for those who can work.
Security for those who need it.
The ending of special privilege for the few.
The preservation of civil liberties for all.”
And still the struggle goes on...
The fascinating story behind how that speech came together: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/leadership-lessons-from-the-four