"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and
falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
John F. Kennedy
(1917-1963) 35th US President
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 -- jim, tahlequah      
And thus we have the reason King George W and his jesters & fools lie to us...
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Really Reston...and just what is "King George" doing that is associated with this quotation? BTW: all you Libs out there...here is the democratic icon telling precisely why Political Correctness is such an ananthema. Go figure
     -- Michael, Houston     
    President Kennedy ~~ where are you now when your nation needs you?
     -- dragonswizardz     
    A, Reston is not a lib he is a bonifide Marx spouting communist, which means he is incapable of being rational. Do not expect otherwise. The worst part of this quote is Kennedy's party has been intentionally breeding and teaching out the ability and desire of Americans to actually make judgements. We must not judge lest some not be able to claim victimhood and be forced to accept responsibilty
     -- helorat, Milton     
    And afraid of its people the government is! That is why they have attempted to dumb us down and make us forget that We The People are the rulers and the government the servant -- not the other way around.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Adding to Archer's comments on the quote, I know of no law school that teaches Constitutional law as was practiced 100 years ago, not even considering the knowledge and intent of the founders.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The liberal socialists are playing right into the hands of the current government, which is afraid of its citizens. One of the best examples ... The Patriot Act. The TSA, BATFE, FBI, police, and the rest search our persons, our homes, our papers, even our computers (our effects), without a warrant or probable cause. All rather unconstitutional according to the Fourth Amendment.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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