JFK On What It Means To Be A Liberal

President John F. Kennedy would have been 95 years old on May 29, 2012. In honor of the birthday of this great man, I would like to post this photo with the text of his statement about what it means to be a “Liberal”. This graphic is courtesy of the folks at Think Progress who posted it to their Twitter feed last week.

The text reads:

“A Liberal … 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 ‘Liberal’ … JFK


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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.
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