Below, is the body of a speech given by President Kennedy in 1960. Set aside the scandals, set aside the rhetoric. Whether you are a Republican who supports Trump, or whether you are a passionate citizen of the United States, take a minute to reflect on the significant differences in their idealistic philosophies. Which one do you think did or is doing the most for all of us.
If by “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 am proud to say I’m a “liberal”
September 14, 1960