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#22 Jan 1, 2011
A balanced assessment of JFK's time in office must recognize his errors, while crediting his undeniable accomplishments. He fouled up the Bay of Pigs, but staved off nuclear war with the Soviet Union over Cuba, and parlayed this détente into important agreements such as the nuclear test-ban treaty. He may not have done all he could for civil rights, but his symbolic support for blacks was important in the fight against segregation. One can argue that had he not been assassinated, JFK might have made the same blunders in Vietnam that ultimately dragged Lyndon Johnson down. One can counter, however, that JFK had an ability to rise to the occasion during key moments, first as a war hero and then as president. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, through his rhetoric to unite the country and through programs like the Peace Corps, JFK inspired a generation of Americans in a way that few presidents have managed to do–for this alone, he deserves admiration and respect.
#23 Jan 1, 2011
What are you complaining about, you've never paid taxes in your life. Guys like you sit in bar-rooms downing shots andswilling beer, neverwork a day in your life, then you come up with an imaginary injury and collect workman's comp for the rest of your life.
Kladno, Czech Republic
#24 Jan 1, 2011
"Socialism finds it necessary, at the outset, to take away from the ordinary human being what he has been taught and has grown to cherrish most;personal liberty.
And it can be affirmed, without falling into exaggeration, that a curtailment of personal liberty not only has proved to be, but necessarily must be, a fundamental condition of the triumph of Socialism"
Seeing that this passage is WELL above your paygrade, maybe your mommy can help explain it to you, or, at the very least, one of your blue-state nannys' up on Bacon Hill.
#25 Jan 2, 2011
California has been a Democratic controlled state for many years, with that mindset considered it is nearing the verge of collapse in more ways than juzt financially.
Senator Scott Brown does not have a myopic tunnel vision as so many of the California politicians have which is evident to many around the country.
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