Kennedy upon Accepting the Liberal Party Nomination for President Their platform, made up of left-over Democratic planks, has the courage of our old convictions.
He had boundless ambition for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the worldbut he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him.
And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise. Finally, I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end — where all men and all churches are treated as equal — where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice — where there is no Catholic vote, no anti-Catholic vote, no bloc voting of any kind — and where Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at both the lay and pastoral level, will refrain from those attitudes of disdain and division which have so often marred their works in the past, and promote instead the American ideal of brotherhood.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
Third Nixon-Kennedy Presidential Debate 13 October We have all seen these circus elephants complete with tusks, ivory in their head and thick skins, who move around the circus ring and grab the tail of the elephant ahead of them. This flight was made out in the open with all the possibilities of failurewhich would have been damaging to our country's prestige.
All mankind waits upon our decision. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President who happens also to be a Catholic. The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
It is ironic that at a time when the magnitude of our dangers makes the physical fitness of our citizens a matter of increasing importance, it takes greater effort and determination than ever before to build the strength of our bodies.
My call is to those who believe in the future. Throughout our history we have been challenged to armed conflict by nations which sought to destroy our independence or threatened our freedom.
And I hope that you and I condemn with equal fervor those nations which deny their Presidency to Protestants and those which deny it to Catholics. We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves. Their pledge is a pledge to the status quo — and today there can be no status quo.
But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises — it is a set of challenges. We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves. I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the first amendment's guarantees of religious liberty.
The age of leisure and abundance can destroy vigor and muscle tone as effortlessly as it can gain time. But greatness and strength are not our natural right. The old ways will not do. As quoted in Kennedy and Nixon by Christopher Matthews, p.
That requires only one kind of defense policy, a policy summed up in a single word "first. But they cannot supply courage itself. That is the question of the New Frontier. But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises — it is a set of challenges.
That is the real question. Now begins another long journey, taking me into your cities and homes all over America. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms.
In whatever area in life one may meet the challenges of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience — the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men — each man must decide for himself the course he will follow.
The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and our common vulnerability on this planet. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.John F.
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