Monday, June 6, 2011


"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
                                                                                              John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy would be very disappointed in his family and his party (which today he would almost be considered a conservative) for perverting his message. A message that inspired a generation to get involved and to volunteer. They volunteered for numerous organizations, but especially President Kennedy's own creations. Such as the Peace Corps, but they also joined his military creations of the Special Forces or "Green Berets" and the Navy SEALs. The volunteered for these groups to make their country and the world a better place.

Now the party he belonged to no longer promotes people to ask "how can I help?", but to ask "what's in it for me?" Our society no longer strives for the greater good of their community or even their family. They are too self-absorbed and worried over their own lives and happiness. These people that invokes JFK's name so regularly, would never dream of joining any of his creations. It may cause them to actually have to do some work and nothing to be in it for them except the satisfaction of achievement.

John Adams said, "our obligations to our country never cease, but with our lives." We must regain those ideals of sacrifice that both President Adams and President Kennedy spoke so eloquently of. No matter who you are or where you are from we must be willing to sacrifice our money, our ease, our honor, and our lives for the good of our nation. To right our present course and place us back on the path of greatness. It is our destiny, it is our duty.

So ask proudly, "what can I do for my country?"

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