Sunday, January 16, 2011

50 Years Ago

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated 50 years ago this week.  In his now famous inaugural address he challenged the citizens of the United States to be better, to act with courage on behalf of themselves and the less fortunate.  

     "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
     My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man". 

I fear that America and the world has forgotten the true meaning of President Kennedy's words.  

Brent Budowsky of the Huffington Post wrote "So let's honor President Kennedy as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of his inaugural address but honor him not with our words, but with our deeds. Not with our talk but with our actions. Not with big platitudes but with great aspirations. Not with shallow talk of things that are easy, but with the can-do American spirit of achieving great goals that are hard".    
Video courtesy of CSPAN

2 comments:

  1. i love the sunday morning show and they highlighted him. did you see the polls...79% think the country should do something for them. glad i joined your blog! ;)

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  2. I love that show as well... it is what inspired the blog this morning. I was disheartened to see the percentage that thought the country should do for them. I am glad you joined as well... we will have to talk horses soon!

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