|Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy-|
JFK in a video from 1960 when he was running for President of the United States as U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, gave a speech at the New York State Liberal Party convention defining liberalism and what liberalism is to him. And a couple of things from this speech that partisan right-wingers who like to view him as a Conservative and Progressives who are in love with the welfare state and based most of their politics around what the Federal Government can do for people should take from this speech. Which will be on this blog and that you can find for yourself on YouTube.
Senator Kennedy also went on to say in his 1960 speech about liberalism, “that being Liberal is not about being in favor of a superstate, or being in favor of government force when voluntary action will do to solve our problems in society”. He was in favor of a strong effective Federal Government to so the things that we needed it to do. Not to try to run people’s lives for them. That government should be there to help people in need be able to help themselves. And meet the national security, law enforcement, equal rights protections meaning civil rights challenges, as well as foreign policy concerns of the country. That is what liberalism was to him, as well as myself. And what liberalism actually is and not how it has been successfully stereotyped by the right-wing and use to run with by the New-Left.
Zencat: JFK Liberal Party 1960 Nomination Speech