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Civility is Not a Sign of Weakness: The Hope of John F Kennedy and his Inaugural Address

Friends of Padre Steve’s World
Well my friends it is Friday night after a long week that began very painfully when one of my PTSD induced nightmares got way too physical. My neck still hurts really bad after busting my former nightstand/bookcase with my chin. Doctor said that it was like being in an auto accident. I do have a follow up appointment scheduled because I guess I jammed or did something else to my neck. Pray for me a sinner…. but I digress…. I have also been working and re-working a chapter of my Gettysburg text, I think that I will have it completed by Sunday of Monday. I also tantalized you with a note about a situation dealing with some harassment that I received from someone using a government computer on government time, that situation is ongoing and I have to hold off on putting out anything while law enforcement and others look into the situation. Believe you me I want to put this out but can’t do it just yet. Promise when I can it will be good.
But tomorrow, November 22nd is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is a date that always gets me, especially when I see the films of the assassination. I just think of a life cut far too short and an event that coupled with the Vietnam War and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has left scars on our country that have never fully healed.
So until tomorrow,
Peace
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“So let us begin a new remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” John F Kennedy

Fifty-three years ago a young, handsome Irish Catholic from Massachusetts took the oath of office of the President of the United States. President John F. Kennedy had won an exceptionally close Presidential Race against Republican Voce President Richard M. Nixon, a race that some believe was decided by votes of the dead in places like Chicago and West Virginia. Despite the contested nature of the election Nixon was gracious and conceded the race to avoid deeper division.

Fifty years ago today that young President was gunned down in Dealey Plaza in Dallas Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. It was an event that shattered our nation which helped in…

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