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JFK's definition of Liberal

This was his acceptance speech for runnin for prezzy.


September 14, 1960

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a

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  • JFK's definition of "liberal" "was spot on. Unfortunately that definition died with him.

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  • he was a great man, and i try to live by his definition of liberal. he is one of my idols

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  • JFK was a cheating piece of shit, and his family got there millions off the sweat of the poor. that's how he can relate to the poor. liberals were marxists then and they are communist fucks now. i am glad to see he and his whole family is cursed. and can't wait till that peice of shits last family members die.

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  • Good comments. I hardly post anything, because I like everyone's posts. I'm more of an idea processor than a propagandist with some agenda on LL, but I thought that JFK's acceptance speech is parallel and poignant.

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  • Republicans of today are also not what they used to be. Domestically speaking, both parties are the same.Spending spending and more spending. Of course Repub's will talk a big game of cutting spending and use the rhetoric of the past true Republican value system. But when it comes to implementing policy,there is little difference between the parties.

    We do find differences when it comes to foreign policy, however, these are superficial differences. Both parties share the same main goals on fo More..

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  • If you read his statements, this was how "populists" turned liberals into marxists. 9.7 trillion dollar debt, 72.% of every tax dollar goes toward SS/Medicare/servicing the debt.

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  • after 9/11, 2001, the US news media generally went hard right and the word "liberal" became a pejorative

    i think it's because a lot of leftists started calling for "evidence" when the administration said we should go to war with Iraq. and every time the administration presented a 'fact' the leftists wanted "corroboration" -- independent verification.

    i remember people being surprised or thinking i was sympathetic to bin laden whenever i waged those arguments abou More..

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  • And Real Republicans killed his Ass .

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  • "David Sanchez Morales: Career of a CIA Assassin"
    'Morales says, at some point in that study of his career, that JFK deserved what he got because of the Bay of Pigs incident (Morales trained the Cuban exiles who invaded Cuba and blamed their capture and execution on JFK)'
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    I think some members of the CIA killed JFK.

    Jack Ruby, who shot Oswald, was connected to the mafia.

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    • ruby's connection to the mafia was tenous at best. thats an old therory long disproven.
      oswald killed kennedy alon, it was more than possible and proven repeatedly.
      not everyone in the CIA supported the bay of pigs operation. and while the kennedies actions were reprehensable, not enough to cause their assisnation.

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    • "Jack Ruby and the mafia

      The Warren Commission claimed that Jack Ruby was not "part of any conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate President Kennedy." It also stated that there was no "significant link between Ruby and organized crime". Critics of the Warren Report have claimed that this was not true.

      In his book, Crime of the Century, Michael Kurtz points out: "In the month prior to the assassination, Ruby telephoned Irwin Weiner, a "frontman for or More..

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    • Links Where There Are None

      Kaiser has a penchant%u2013one fatal to serious history%u2013for the most unreliable evidence and the most implausible scenarios.

      Take, for example, his attempt to link Oswald%u2019s murderer, Jack Ruby, to the Mafia in a way that might implicate Ruby in a conspiracy to kill JFK. Kaiser claims that in 1959, Ruby visited Santos Trafficante in Trescornia prison in Cuba not long after Castro%u2019s overthrow of the Batista dictatorship. If true, the encounter would More..

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    • dorothy kilgallen died from a drug and alchohal overdose. both her husband and her freinds attested to the fact that she had been increasingly dependant on barbituates and alchohal do to her high stress job as a reporter and her increasing trouble meeting dealines. the corinor reported that She had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, and barbiturate level that says "UV - 2.4 in the liver.

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    • hank killams relationship with ruby was almost non existant. his wife was a stripper that worked for ruby two years before the assisnation. he was also a drunk and a parniod. he died in florida when his he got into a fight with an unknown assailent, and his throat was cut after being shoved throught a glass window front.

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