Tag Archive for John F Kennedy

JFK Inspires Us 50 Years Later

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November 22, 1963; 50 years since the last president was assassinated in office and John F. Kennedy was taken from us far too soon. Here’s my favorite JFK speech: Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination September 14, 1960 What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by…

What Reagan Revolution?

With the election behind us and in the books and time being short because of the holidays, the Letters to the Editor section of the OC Register has been a great source of amusement of angst-filled conservatives bemoaning a bluer county and a bluer California and America for that matter. My favorite single factoid to…

JFK’s Inaugural Address Still Inspires Today

“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You; Ask What You Can Do For Your Country.” Words uttered 51 years ago today by President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address continue to be a source of inspiration to Americans everywhere.  But 51 years is a long time ago and a new generation of…

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…