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JFK: What happened to my party?


From The Right

Sixty years ago in 1961, The newly elected Democrat John F Kennedy in his inaugural address said, “ Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. His speech was intended to encourage the youth of the 1950's to leave their complacency concerning the dangers of Communism and the Cold War. In his speech, Kennedy followed with,”In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in it's hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it—and the glow from that fire can truly light the world”.

Once again, now 60 years later, we see Socialism/Communism raising it's ugly head. Not across the oceans but inside our borders. We see it in our education system at all levels from elementary to the highest and most well known universities. We see it in our Congress and among our elected officials.

The Socialist/Communist work daily to divide our Nation philosophically fomenting racial divide. They work to spread distrust in authority, the police and our legal system. They promote the swarming of our borders in violation of immigration laws. They have engendered our military, burdened us with overbearing taxes, given us an illegitimate election system and have taken control of the media, using the media to promote agenda and dissension. They have worked to make us all a gender-less society where boys are girls and girls are boys and separation and privacy are not allowed.

I can not help but believe that were Kennedy alive today he would be ashamed of his party and would identify as a Conservative following Republican beliefs and values. He would have to ask how his party wandered so far left and how it has become the party of chaos and confusion. He would wonder how America after a few hundred years of being the world's industrial leader could after 60 years decline to a level below that of his inauguration year.

Kennedy would have to wonder how the 2021 President and VP could convict a young Rittenhouse of murder in the media yet a jury of his peers found the young man innocent; how the President and VP could declare Smollett as a victim of racism by two white Trump supporters yet Smollett was found guilt of lying on 5 counts by a jury of his peers.

Kennedy would question

  • how modern day legislators and prosecutors would allow career criminals to walk the streets and run their cars through a Thanksgiving Day parade with little or no bond;

  • how city officials in Austin Texas could defund their police force allowing the murder rate to rise from a record high of 59 to a level of 88 in a not yet completed 2021;

  • how a President could turn his back on immigration laws allowing unvetted illegal aliens to cross our borders by the millions;

  • how his country could reward those not willing to work while those working struggle to endure inflation caused by empty shelves caused by the unwilling to work;

  • how Americans who put themselves at risk to aid the pandemic infected now face losing their jobs for failing to follow unconstitutional mandates:

  • how elected school boards could call concerned parents “terrorist” and call for investigation and arrest of those who would question their actions;

  • how a President who cancels a pipeline that would daily deliver 840,000 barrels of petroleum from Canada to American refineries and then not only agree to a Russian pipeline but ask OPEC to increase oil production;

  • how a country where the president without the legislature calls for forced mandates that are rejected by the SCOTUS as fast as they are issued;

  • a country where inflation has hit a 40 year high;

  • a country where the President's popularity has fallen to all time low levels and the popularity of Congress has fallen to even lower levels;

  • a country where the President abandons citizens, allies and military assets in foreign war zones;

  • how a country where it is OK for boys to compete in women's sports, use women's restrooms and dressing rooms.

Were Kennedy to return today, surely he would think he was living in an unrecognizable upside-down country, some unimaginable alien world.

In March, each of us will have the opportunity to make choices in the primary elections. In November the primary winners of each party will face off. Current national polls reflect the disgust Americans have with the current Democratic leadership in Washington reflecting more than a 10 point lead by Republicans. November will be an opportunity to send a clear message that enough is enough and America is ready to return to being world leaders, both industrial and militarily with job opportunities for all.

Don't squander this chance to return to our previous America First values. Register to vote and express your Constitutional right. Tell the Socialist/Communist their way is the wrong way!

Terry Harper

State Republican Executive Committee

Senate District 21

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