Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quote for the Day: John F Kennedy


"The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them."

-  President John F Kennedy (1917-1963)


The term New Frontier was used by liberal, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in his acceptance speech in the 1960 United States presidential election as the Democratic slogan to inspire America to support him. The phrase developed into a label for his administration's domestic and foreign programs.

"We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier — the frontier of the 1960s, the frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, the frontier of unfilled hopes and unfilled threats. ... Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus."


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