50 years ago today, JFK’s Speech on Civil Rights Made History

There is considerable debate by Republicans in Orange County about the “greatness” of John F. Kennedy’s presidency; not so much amongst Liberals because many of us believe JFK was an exceptional president who loosened fiscal regulations that helped the 1960s economy take off, launched the Peace Corps, had the vision and drive to create the lunar exploration aspect of the space program, and most importantly, stared down the Soviets to avoid the brink of Global Nuclear War in 1962.

  3 comments for “50 years ago today, JFK’s Speech on Civil Rights Made History

  1. henry lipton
    June 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I’ll wager that JFK is turning in his grave by the revelation of the NSA mass spaying program on US Citizens.

    • June 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Its not a spying program; its the government access of data collected by large private Internet and technology companies which was legalized by the Patriot Act passed by the Republican Congress under President George W. Bush.

  2. junior
    June 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

    During the Kennedy administration, Republicans in Congress introduced a comprehensive civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. The Kennedy bill fell well short of what Republicans had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists in Congress geared up for a protracted filibuster against the civil rights bill. The bill was before a committee in the House of Representatives when Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.

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