Source:Traces of Texas– President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) speaking at the Ft. Worth Prayer Breakfast in 1963. “President John F. Kennedy speaks to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast on the morning of his assassination, November 22., 1963. I think I may have mentioned this before but my maternal grandfather was a tough, old Irish mechanic, the kind of man who’d just as soon fight you as anything else. My father told me that, when J.F.K. was assassinated, my grandfather sat in a chair and sobbed. My dad was stunned.” From Traces of Texas.
“Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks to members of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast held at the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the emerging Tactical Fighter Experimental (TFX) military aviation technology and the recent shift in United States foreign policy from isolationism to a conceptual framework that encourages cooperative international partnerships.”
From the JFK Library
“Shortly after 9:00, President John F. Kennedy and entourage made their way through the kitchen adjoining the second floor Grand Ballroom. The event was attended by over 2,000 guests. Politicians and their wives, including Governor John Connally, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Ralph Yarborough, and Chamber of Commerce President Raymond Buck, took positions at tables on the dais. President Kennedy entered the room amid a standing ovation. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, summoned unexpectedly by the President, arrived 10 minutes later dressed in a pink wool suit with pill box hat. The President took the podium and delivered remarks emphasizing the importance of national defense – a subject popular with the crowd, many with ties to Fort Worth’s General Dynamics and other North Texas defense projects. The President and First Lady were presented with Justin western boots and a Peters Brothers western hat which the President declined to model. Breakfast concluded at 10:30, and the First Couple then rested briefly in their suite before heading to Dallas.”
Source:Helmer Reenberg– President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) at the Ft. Worth Prayer Breakfast in 1963.
From Helmer Reenberg
“JFK’s Last Speech given at the prayer breakfast in Ft. Worth”
Source:David Martin– President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) speaking at the Ft. Worth Prayer Breakfast in 1963.
From David Martin
Not sure exactly where this photo of John F. Kennedy and his little brother Robert F. Kennedy is from, but it was taken as The White House during the Kennedy Administration in the early 1960s. When you’re talking about brothers in government and politics together, I think JFK and RFK are perhaps the most powerful and influential political brothers, at least in the 20th Century.
Source:FRS FreeState– President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) and his brother Robert F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) at some point in the early 1960s.
What I don’t think the Left (especially the Far-Left) will ever understand about John F. Kennedy, is that JFK whether he was in Congress or as President of the United States, he was a cold warrior-anticommunist. A lot of this speech is about the Cold War and America’s war against Communists and Communism.
JFK was a Progressive in the sense that he believed and wanted government to be used to create progress and make America better for more Americans. But that’s not the definition of Progressive that the Far-Left in America (Socialists, Social Democrats, and Communists) believe.
The Far-Left believes that government can be used to create total quality in America and that no one should ever have to live in poverty, because the government can be used to wipe out poverty in America by guaranteeing that everyone has exactly what they need to live well in society. And that individual freedom is somehow selfish and dangerous.
If anything your average Far-Leftist doesn’t have any problem with communism or Communists and believe that Communists is anything are misunderstood. That’s not John F. Kennedy and never was. He was always opposed to Communists and communism. And didn’t like socialism either.