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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:16 AM

Robert F. Kennedy, 1968



"Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans."


https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/the-kennedy-family/robert-f-kennedy/robert-f-kennedy-speeches/remarks-at-the-university-of-kansas-march-18-1968

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Big up for Bobby. xoxoxo Thanks for posting. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:35 AM

2. He was the canary in the political mine shaft. His passing is a fresh wound 50 years later.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:01 PM

5. Sigh.....yess. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:40 AM

3. K&r

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

4. Beautifully expressed

Wish some of our Dems running for prez were this eloquent. Obama had this glorious way of speaking, while making it personal.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:42 PM

6. Bobby would have been a great President.

😪

And it would've been sweet to have seen Nixon defeated by 2 Kennedy's.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. There's a lump in my throat. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:55 PM

8. We need a Bobby

I get all teary whenever I think of him.

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