Saturday, October 17, 2009

JFK -- 1961

"There have always been those fringes of our society who have sought to escape their own responsibility by finding a simple solution, an appealing slogan or a convenient scapegoat... They look suspiciously at their neighbors and their leaders... They find treason in our finest churches, in our highest court, and even in the treatment of our water. They equate the Democratic Party with the welfare state, the welfare state with socialism, and socialism with communism. They object quite rightly to politics’ intruding on the military — but they are anxious for the military to engage in politics. "

From speech by John F. Kennedy at the Hollywood Paladium in 1961