Something we need to remind our Democrat Brothers & Sisters, as Published by Larry A. Wilske
Not your Grandfather's Democratic Party.
John F. Kennedy was one of the most charismatic and popular standard bearers for the Democratic Party in the 20th Century. However, JFK's Democratic Party of 1960 bears little resemblance to the Democratic Party of 2014. This Party has moved so far left that most traditional Democrats, who still vote a straight Democrat ticket, hold positions on specific issues that are at great variance with those of the Obama Democratic Party today.
Your fathers Democratic Party has been taken over by progressives who are but a shade away from socialism.
JFK was a God-fearing, pro-life supporter, who believed in tax cuts to stimulate the economy. He believed in individual and citizen responsibility. JFK expressed this sentiment so well with his famous quote, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." The Obama Democratic Party has turned Kennedy's quote on its head.
JFK did not engage in class warfare, he believed in American Exceptionalism, peace through strength, the sanctity of private property, balanced budgets and the enduring value of the US Constitution. He did not whine or blame others, his view of the American system was fundamentally positive. JFK served his country in war and in peace. One could easily make the argument that JFK's values and beliefs are much closer to those of the Republican Party than those of the Democratic Party.
The Obama Democratic Party of 2014 represents a fundamentally flawed vision of America that is much different than that held by your father and JFK. It is a vision that denies American Exceptionalism, sees the growth of government as a good, adheres to division and envy, takes God out of the public square, internationally denigrates friends and coddles enemies, opposes free markets and financial success, holds that voter identification statutes are a racist conspiracy, promotes collective dependency over individual initiative, encourages state compliance over individual liberty and that favors equality of result over equality of opportunity. This is a vision that includes the likes of Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayres, Van Jones, Derrick Bell and Tony Rezko.
Today's Democratic Party holds a corrosive vision that will lead to a reduction in liberty and a weakening of JFK's "ask what you can do for your country". It is a vision very much at odds with fundamental American values and the Democratic Party of JFK. It is clearly not your father's Democratic Party.