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Dreams from My Father
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Kennedy, by Ted Sorensen


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Click here for 23 full quotes from John F. Kennedy in the book Kennedy, by Ted Sorensen.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Presided over strongest economic expansion in modern history.
    1961 recession plan: prompt recovery toward long-term growth.
    Heavy deficit spending to recover from 1961 recession.
    All presidents outspend their predecessors.
Civil Rights
    Impatient for school desegregation in early 1960s.
    Civil rights in public, not private intermarriage.
Education
    The human mind is our fundamental resource.
    1963 Higher Education Act: more grants; more colleges.
    Aid to Education Bill defeated when private schools excluded.
    Pray ourselves, if courts won't allow school prayer.
    Liberty without learning is always in peril.
Environment
    Rural Areas Development program for agriculture technology.
Foreign Policy
    1961: Created the Peace Corps.
    "World safe for diversity", instead of "safe for democracy".
    Alianza para el Progreso: development aid for Latin America.
Free Trade
    Economic isolation incompatible with political leadership.
    Send surplus wheat to Russians, while subsidizing US farmers.
Health Care
    Attempted unsuccessfully to create retirement-based Medicare.
Homeland Security
    Increased defense spending, but also increased efficiency.
    Defense spending should not be limited by budget amount.
Jobs
    1961: Added 13-week unemployment benefits in recession.
Tax Reform
    1961: We need tax cut to keep drive from running out of gas.
War & Peace
    Increased anti-guerilla forces; founded the Green Berets.


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