November 22, 2013
John F. Kennedy: Conservative?
This November 22 will be the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He was admired, respected, and considered a martyr by a wide range of Americans. In 2010, a Gallup Poll gave JFK an astonishing 85% approval rating, evidence that nearly all Americans respected him as a president, regardless of political ideology, walk of life, race, sex, or religion. While examining some of his administration's fiscal and foreign policies, it becomes apparent that President Kennedy leaned towards conservatism -- and that he might even have been labeled a conservative had he lived in the present day. One part of JFK's persona that can be respected by any conservative is his admirable quality of taking responsibility for his decisions. High marks have to be given for his statements following the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Unlike the current president, who blames anything and everyone but himself, Kennedy never blamed the Eisenhower...(Read Full Article)