Monday, July 26, 2010
A VISIONARY THROUGH TIME
The 35th President (John F. Kennedy) has been one of the most popular. He was a visionary who cared for his country and had a deep appreciation for advancement and peace. He said some profound things that are so relevant today:
"Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would like to be treated, as one would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated.
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles, dangers and pressures, and that is the basis of all human morality.
If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties - someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal" then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."
Those who make peaceful resolution impossible will make violent resolution inevitable.
Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
The Constitution makes us not rivals for power, but partners for progress.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
We must face problems which do not lend themselves to easy, quick or permanent solutions."