John F Kennedy and Conspiracies

With all the talk about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation and bribes, and pay-for-play, and Benghazi, and emails, and people dying under mysterious circumstances, and, well, pretty much everything to do with the Hillary, one may be reminded about a president who did not last long, who did not like the kinds of games that the Clintons play.
John F. KennedyOn January 27, 1961, a week after he was inaugurated, then President John F. Kennedy gave a talk to the American Newspaper Publishers Association in which he openly talked about a conspiracy that, in all probability, got him assassinated.

He was a person who was not about to be a puppet for anyone.

These are some of his words from the longer, overall talk.

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.”

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

The full 19 minutes of the speech are below:

To deny that there are secret societies is simply ignorance, or, worse, living in denial.

That there are unknown people (or forces, if you will) behind the scenes, pulling strings, is quite apparent.  Our country’s most revered words, contained in the US Constitution and its 27 Amendments, are being slowly eroded, where our freedoms and liberties are being taken away, almost without notice.  Almost.

But there are those who do notice.

And there are those who do not want to notice.  It is hard to confront such evil being done in the guise of “national security” or other such words, for they are designed to make us feel better, safer.

Don’t believe it?  Do your own research to determine what rights you have already lost.  And, yes, you really have lost them.

It would have been great to see what Kennedy could have achieved in two terms in office.  Unfortunately, the power-brokers (those who make and break anyone at will) did not wish to see that happen.

November 22, 1963, stands as one of the biggest blemishes on this country’s leadership.

Over For Now.

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JFK Plaza aka Love Park in Philadelphia

In 1965, a plaza was constructed in downtown Philadelphia across from city hall, atop an underground parking garage. It was dedicated to President John F. Kennedy in 1967.

In 1969 a single spout fountain was added which, at times, has the water dyed to commemorate or note certain events, such as pink for breast cancer awareness, generally in October.

For the United States Bicentenniel in 1976 Robert Indiana created the Love sculpture. It was removed for a time in 1978 but placed permanently in the plaza after numerous complaints that it should return and remain.

For approximately two decades the plaza was a popular skateboarding location, due to its large granite surfaces and curved steps, but the mayor banned the activity in 2002, as well as changing the landscape to the locale by adding plants and grass, among other items considered barriers, making boarding less attractive.

Love Park attracts scores of thousands of visitors every year and offers an excellent photo opportunity, especially when the fountain is spewing colored water.

Over For Now.

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Politicians: Listen to that Famous Kennedy Line – Ask Not …

Though John Fitzgerald Kennedy did not spend a long time in the White House he did accomplish some very meaningful actions while he occupied the nation’s top seat.

The Bay of Pigs, though possibly viewed by some as a fiasco, was handled well, and the Cuban Missile Crisis was an exceptionally tough time for any political figure where success was ultimately accomplished, while his work fowarding civil rights positively changed the course of the nation.

When looking at JFK’s political career one of the most meaningful points he ever expressed, and was evident in various of his actions while he served, was during his innaugural address.

Towards the end of that speech he stated, And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.

Unfortunately, most politicians lean exactly the opposite of President Kennedy. It certainly appears that they are trying to figure out how the United States can do more, provide more, hand out more, to fellow Americans. Much of this is, more than likely, done to garner votes for their always-upcoming re-election.

Regardless, each piece of legislation the nation’s elected officials vote into existence that, basically, provides either something for nothing or continually expands the public sector by increasing its size and scope with added personnel and payroll (as well as health and retirement benefits) primarily results in more and more financial burden for Main Street USA and a growing federal budget deficit.

Case in point, is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which poured billions of dollars into public works through the public sector, with no meaningful statistics to show.

Had that money been channeled into the private sector through bidding contracts that would be awarded to companies there may have been some positive change that could be measured. And this would have been acccomplished with less cost to American taxpayers.

The economy cannot be fixed by increasing the size of the public sector. If, and when, politicans learn this simple truth the country will begin to better itself.

It is not the government’s job, nor purpose as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, to have become an overly massive bureaucracy that ends up taxing it’s citizens to death in the attempt to cover all the costs necessary to pay for immediate, and future, costs of their myriad programs.

And though JFK was human and had his share of flaws, as pointed out by the 2011 The Kennedys six-hour mini-series, he did have a fairly good idea of the activities and actions that government should and should not be doing or areas where government should or should not become involved.

Over For Now.

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In Public View: 48 Years Later – JFK and Marilyn

A 1962 photo of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, along with his brother Robert Kennedy, surfaced and is for sale in Los Angeles.

Photo by Cecil Stoughton/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Makes one wonder about the timing of such things.

Also in the photo are singer Harry Belafonte (in the background) as well as historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (standing off to the side).

Over For Now.

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