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February 25, 2019
JFK and DJT: Neither was perfect, but...
I grew up not liking JFK — not because I knew anything about his policies (I was way too young), but because my father said he was "too liberal." We all take our cues from our parents at some point. Looking back on it after about 50 years, I realize now that JFK was pretty close to the mark with the whole "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" thing...particularly the first part of that statement. I gladly voted for President Reagan. Not something I regret in the slightest. By that point, I'd come to the realization that it was my job to make my own way, and he did a damn good job of explaining that. I gladly voted for H.W. Bush because he was a decent human being. Okay, fair choice, but it didn't turn out the way I'd hoped. (When you say, "Read my lips: no new taxes," you'd better mean it.) I proudly...(Read Full Post)