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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…

50 Years Ago Today And Not Much Has Changed

On September 12, 1960 Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts gave a speech to the Houston Ministerial Association at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. He faced great skepticism at that time for a number of reasons not least among which was his faith. He was a practicing Catholic. All American presidents to that point had…