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JFK's Legacy

By Ken Poland
December 20, 2013

Angelo, it is hard for some of us oldsters to realize that less than half our voting population were old enough to know anything first hand about John F. Kennedy and his Administration. My oldest son was only three years old when Kennedy was assassinated. The vast majority of adults in society today have been influenced by the biased opinions of their parents, teachers, and historians. Yes, I said biased. I happened to agree with JFK's social and political views, therefore, I ignored some of his flaws.

He has been idealized and eulogized by some and unfairly judged and criticized by some. He was not perfect by any means. The 'cold war' that followed WW2 and the Korean conflict was at its hight, in the late fifties and early sixties. The race to reach outer space and establish dominance there was critical. The economic boom created by war was beginning to wane. Civil rights activists were getting bolder and bolder. The cultural revolution was letting women and youth establish independence. Religeous influence of Christian churches had peaked in the early fifties and was in decline. The leaders in the business world and government were no longer dominated by those who were in leadership positions during the depression of the thirties. JFK grew up during the thirties and was the first President that hadn't been responsible for making personal, business, or political decisions before being inducted into the military during WW2. He was, I think, the youngest elected President to take office.

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