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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kennedy: I'm Proud I'm a Liberal

When someone calls you a "lib" (or even a "libtard"), smile and be proud!   

Remember this great quote by John F. Kennedy when he accepted the nomination of the Liberal Party in New York in 1960:
If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead 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, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate 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." Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party nomination (14 September 1960)
Find out more about this speech using this Google search.

The graphic posted by Rudy Navarro at Facebook. 

Updated November 19, 2013, just a few days before the 50th anniversary of JFK's death, with this great collage from Tracy Knauss at Facebook


  1. And I love my Kennedy's. John and Bobby have a treasure trove of quotes. The sixties and seventies were blessed with great leaders and orators.

  2. Carol, you are so right.. Great quotes! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. I love this and I am proud to be called a liberal. !!!!!!!!!!


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