Sunday, November 22, 2015

An Eternal Idea

A man does what he must - 
in spite of personal consequences, 
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A little something upon which all of us might be inclined to spend a minute or two thinking about on this, the fifty-second anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.  To steal a line from another quotable John (Hiatt), "You think you've come so far in this one horse town and she's laughing that crazy laugh because you haven't left the parking lot."

Were he alive today, one wonders whether President Kennedy might have an opinion as to how faithful we the people of these United States have been to honoring his template for human morality. Or how faithful the men and women to whom public offices and positions have been entrusted have been to this charge:

Let us not seek the Republican answer 
Or the Democratic answer,
But the right answer. 
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. 


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