50 Years Ago Today – We Lost Our Moral Compass

I was nine years old and yet, I remember it like it happened yesterday.

My devastated Irish Catholic father’s loss was palpable, even to this young nine-year old child.

This is why I’ve always loved John F. Kennedy, and why I’ve always been a ‘liberal’.

…..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, their civil liberties.. if that is what they mean by a “liberal” then I am proud to be a liberal. “: John F. Kennedy

From his 1960 acceptance speech.

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