when kennedy was running for office...
we had shows like Leave It to Beaver, Andy Griffith, Gilligan's Island and Gentle Ben!!! Our communities we pretty tight knit!! Wasn't this fend
for yourself, I'll fend for myself mentality. and well, as a kid growing up at that time, got to tell ya something, news travels faster in that
tight knit back then than it does in this high technology cyber world now, at least where it mattered!! I you were seen by anyone doing something you
shouldn't have been doing, well, chances were good that you mom would know about it before you got home!!! If a cop saw you doing something you
shouldn't have been doing, well, he usually didn't arrest you, definately didn't electrify you...he just brought you home and talked to you
parents, or he might just let you go and surprise you by catching you dad in the coffee shop and talking to him.
In plain simple words, it was a cleaner more moral world, at least in appearance!
and, these (more God fearing) people saw kennedy's religious affiliations as a threat to the nation!!!
okay, back to the present day, where the word God can't evade the public political discourse for more than a day!!! Immorality abounds, and the
"god-fearing" people scream for more war, demand you have babies, threaten you ability to obtain birth control, and then well....after the kid is
born tell ya you shouldn't have had the kid if you couldn't take care of them!!!
kennedy's world was a little more saner, no, alot more saner!! maybe that is why people are quoting dead people so often! there is no sanity in
I think kennedy had it right. ya it's okay to be religious, it's okay to uphold those values, but when you go into the political arena, and want to
try to enforce those values, you better have a better argument than "God says" and a bunch of overused phrases like "family values" and such.