It made me reflect

It made me reflect

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    It made me reflect

    I know the Kennedy thread was whacked but his death made me think that the assassinated brother, the 35th President, would have been 92. Old, sure. But that man could still have been alive today. Most people are too young to even vaguely remember the youngest man to be elected president.

    No matter your political beliefs, this is pretty much the end of a century of a powerful American family.


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    A family that because of who they were swept a lot of garbage under the rug
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    I think it is more than coincidental that very shortly after he signed a law abolishing the Federal Reserve, he was assassinated.

    Too bad. I wish there are more that had the constitution to be able to do the same. A bunch of somebodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    I know the Kennedy thread was whacked but his death made me think that the assassinated brother, the 35th President, would have been 92. Old, sure. But that man could still have been alive today. Most people are too young to even vaguely remember the youngest man to be elected president.

    No matter your political beliefs, this is pretty much the end of a century of a powerful American family.
    +1

    Regardless of your political beliefs, enough people liked him and his policies enough to keep him in the senate for so long. Whether or not you like the man or his ideals, at least he had the courage to fight for what he believed in.
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    Powerful family yes, and they gave much for and to this country.

    Joseph gave his life during WWII over England

    John F served in WWII and assasinated during his Presidency

    Eunice giving her life to develope and work with persons with disabilities and Special Olympics.

    Robert assasinated when running for President.

    Jean served as Ambassador to Ireland

    Edward, 47 years as Senator, prolific bill writer/sponsor and respected by members of both parties.

    You don't have to like them or agree with their political views, but one can't argue with their families service and sacrifice to the country, and their efforts to make it better.
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    Like them or not, they stood up for their beliefs and didn't back down. That is one trait I like about them for sure.
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    Actually, JFK ended up being not too popular. The true historical reality is that he probably would not have been reelected.
    He did not become phenomenally "loved" and immortal/super-human until he was assassinated.
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    Sorry I have no good feelings for any of the kennedys. The old man was a crook ans was caught making deals with the Nazis, JFK and Bobby coundn't keep their power in their pants and old Ted was the same I think they thought their money made them above all us little people. If Teddy did any thing while in office it was for his own good no matter what the cause. We all have to answer for what we do in this life and now the last of the Kennedy clan is paying up.

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    Considering the politics of the Kennedy family it's hard to believe, but John F. Kennedy was a life member of the NRA
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    I think it is more than coincidental that very shortly after he signed a law abolishing the Federal Reserve, he was assassinated.

    Too bad. I wish there are more that had the constitution to be able to do the same. A bunch of somebodies.

    I TOTALLY agree with this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    No matter your political beliefs, this is pretty much the end of a century of a powerful American family.
    About time as far as I'm concerned. As a family, they contributed a lot, good and bad. As individuals, they were very different. I'd rather not speak ill of the recently departed but I do hope his misdeads and poor judgements are remembered as well as his accomplishments. His family, friends and co-workers cared greatly for the man so there must have been a good side.
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    JFK was also a tax cutter.

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    JFK was actually more conservative than many of the conservatives these days.
    I was really way too young to be much into politics back then though.

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    Talk about making one reflect. Did anyone else hear that 'dear beloved Teddy' will be buried at Arlington?

    Doing a little research finds that he served in the Army as a Pvt for 2 years in Europe during the Korean war because Daddy pulled a few strings to ensure he didn't actually see combat. So technically I guess this means that he is eligible for burial at Arlington, but it still disgusts me to know that he will be buried in such hallowed ground.

    Funny thing is he joined the Army because he got kicked out of Harvard for getting caught cheating, twice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Talk about making one reflect. Did anyone else hear that 'dear beloved Teddy' will be buried at Arlington?

    Doing a little research finds that he served in the Army as a Pvt for 2 years in Europe during the Korean war because Daddy pulled a few strings to ensure he didn't actually see combat. So technically I guess this means that he is eligible for burial at Arlington, but it still disgusts me to know that he will be buried in such hallowed ground.

    Funny thing is he joined the Army because he got kicked out of Harvard for getting caught cheating, twice!!
    I can't say I'm surprised about the cheating, there seems to be a pattern of it.
    But we shouldn't speak ill of the dead, I will offer the only compliment I can think of.
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