Dishonoring the Memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

By John W. Lillpop

On January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald delivered an eloquent, hopeful, and pro-American inaugural address to the nation and the world. See Reference 1 for the complete text.

Among other things, the brilliant new leader issued the following challenge to the world:

"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 century, tempered by war, disciplined 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.

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Forty eight years later, America is set to "pass the torch" to a non-citizen Marxist who parlayed $750 million dollars, massive voter fraud, and " Play pay for politics" into an amazing hijacking of the US Presidency.

An appropriate speech to replace American patriotism and pride with Obama-mania would read as follows:

"Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friends, and especially to foes, that the torch has been passed to a generation of Americans who fervently hate this nation and who believe that every wrong in the world can be traced back to American policy and actions.

"This generation, ashamed of wars fought to defend America from destruction at the hands of evil terrorists, embarrassed by our ancient heritage, has elected a non-citizen Marxist to the presidency, a man unwilling to fight the slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed.

"Let every nation know, that we shall pay no price, bear no burden, meet no hardship, support no friend, oppose no foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty if said actions would be offend any nation, whether it wishes us well or ill.

"This generation has elected a president who understands that being a compliant "citizen of the world" is far more important than preserving American liberty, culture and heritage, and influence throughout the world."

In that same speech on January 1961, JFK uttered this famous line:

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

To accommodate Obama-mania, those words would need to be changed to say:

"And so my fellow citizens of the world living here in America: Ask not what you can for your country-ask what big government can do for you.

"From paying that mortgage that you could not afford to begin with; to taking care of all of your health care needs through socialized, and inferior, medicine; to spreading the wealth from the ambitious and successful to the lazy and failed; to assuring that extreme opinions expressed in the name of free speech are appropriately balanced with progressive ideals through adoption of a "fairness doctrine;" to slashing hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on homeland security and defense and using those funds to assist and support needy illegal aliens and other minorities; to easing enforcement of the "rule of law" to overcome America's obsession with borders and illegal immigration; to recognizing that the United States Constitution is more than 230 years old, and as such, must be regarded as a "living" document, subject to contemporary values and moral, especially in this era of CHANGE; to assuring that old-fashioned values concerning homosexuality, marriage, and abortions must be vacated to assure maximum diversity and tolerance, to protecting average Americans from the ravages of corrupt greed and capitalism:

"Never forget, we are here to take care of you and your family from cradle to grave!"

JFK must be rolling over in his grave!

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