JFK is talking

So while looking for new podcasts to listen to, I found some great speeches…JFK’s inaugural address.

It was very stirring.

“…The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary belief, for which our forbears fought, are still at issue around the globe: the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the states, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.

Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this centruy, tempered by war, discplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.”

I can’t help but wonder what those JFK and those people applauding his speech would say about the current sentiment of cut-your-losses in Iraq.

This speech is so full of strength and action. It is something to inspire before a battle, not to cover the shame of a retreat.

I always assumed that the people who held the peace placards were fans of Kennedy. But I have been hearing what JFK was about second-hard.

Makes me think