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Our era of manufactured social strife
Washington Examiner, by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 7/18/2014 10:51:51 AM

“Too often … we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought,” President John Kennedy famously asserted before Yale´s class of 1962. Denouncing political debates that “bear little or no relation to the actual problems the United States faces,” Kennedy urged policymakers to think again before engaging in “false dialogues” that “distract our attention and divide our efforts.” “The very future of freedom depends,” he believed, “upon the sensible and clearheaded management of the domestic affairs of the United States” and a “vigorous economy” -- quaint concerns 52-years hence. Because today´s political discourse is so dishonest and domestic affairs so muddled,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/18/2014 11:28:28 AM     (No. 9930234)

Too bad Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Obama, et. al won´t read these words. Or can they actually read?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451, 7/18/2014 11:37:08 AM     (No. 9930250)

King Barry´s entire focus has been on division. His obsession with gay rights and now amnesty is dividing the nation. He is nothing but an Alinsky agitator.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/18/2014 11:39:53 AM     (No. 9930255)

JFK would have to be a Republican if he was alive today.

The lie-berals that run today´s Demon-RAT Party would never tolerate common sense statements like that today...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: silencedogood, 7/18/2014 1:00:27 PM     (No. 9930334)

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/18/2014 10:52:05 PM     (No. 9930957)

#3, perhaps so. But why did Teddy and Caroline endorse Obama, given JFK´s political stance?

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