A Memorium for John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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mrsjohnfkennedy:

En route to the White House on Inauguration Day, Jacqueline Kennedy exits the Georgetown home with president-elect John F. Kennedy; January 20, 1961.

mrsjohnfkennedy:

En route to the White House on Inauguration Day, Jacqueline Kennedy exits the Georgetown home with president-elect John F. Kennedy; January 20, 1961.

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lancer-lace:

Reporter: “If you were to have a son, would you encourage a political career for him?”

Senator Kennedy: “Yes! And I hope if I had a daughter I might encourage her to play some part, I don’t think it should be confined to men only.  I would, definitely. I would hope he would grow up to be, if not a politician, in a sense devoting all his time, I would hope that whatever he did do then he would have some sense of responsibility for what went on.”

John F. Kennedy Jr. watching a clip of father talking about the potential of his children being involved in politics. 

(via presidentjackfitzgeraldkennedy)