John F. Kennedy
May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963
America’s 35th President – A Remembrance
Fifty years ago this week, John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a radical with an early history of mental illness in Dallas, Texas. A young, dynamic and passionate war hero President Kennedy was elected as a democrat, but would most certainly by today’s standards be branded a conservative. Neither Republican nor Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C. do his memory or beliefs credit today. He believed and promoted peace through strength, Judeo-Christian principles, individual responsibility, the 2nd Amendment and was a Life Member of the NRA. We will let his words speak for themselves:
John F. Kennedy Quotes:
“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”
“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democrat answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
“It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.”
“In my own state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men – citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment’s notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only ready to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of America, cannot succeed with any lesser effort.”
“A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget… As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance.”
“Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.”
“… By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important.”
Where is this leadership today? It is worthy to note that in both the executive branch and congress today, we have the lowest percentage of leaders who are veterans in our history.
John F. Kennedy – a great man, war hero and patriot! Let us honor and keep his memory by embracing and sharing the wisdom he brought to the forefront in Washington, D.C. and America.
God Bless him and May God Bless America!