I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. It is, I believe, the faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man’s ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow-men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.
Why I am a Liberal
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination
September 14, 1960
I was going to call this post: Say it loud, I’m liberal and I’m proud!
The Three Day Quote Challenge comes to me from Xara Nahara
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