Yes, I am a diehard Kennedy supporter—100 years after his birth and more than 5o years after his assassination.

How different America would be if this man had not been murdered and with his death our idealism stolen forever. How much better off we would all be had JFK been able to follow through on his promise to “break the CIA into 1,000 pieces and scatter it to the winds.” And how beautiful a world we would live in had the vision of his 1963 American University speech (“A Strategy of Peace”) come to pass—”not merely peace in our time, but peace for all time”:

“What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, and the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their children—not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time, but peace in all time.”

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