J f k inaugural address speech

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This much we pledge, and much more. Divided-- faithful friends, united there is little we cannot do-- there little we can do. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. Let us never negotiate out of fear. Immediately before the address the oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Warren. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom-and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. He also phrases negative ideas in a manner so as to present them as opportunities — a challenge, appealing to innately American ideals. Jeremy Thompson is a manager at Haley House.

The world is very different now. We dare not tempt them with weakness.

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But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Signifying renewal, as well as a change.

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And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house. United there is a little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Chief of Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom. We dare not forget today that we are heirs of the first revolution. Kennedy's line "Let us never negotiate out of fear. To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. Kennedy giving his inaugural address. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.

See media help. Divided, there is little we can do--for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

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Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce. But let us never fear to negotiate. Now the trumpet summons us again. Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. Kennedy was sworn in as the thirty-fifth President of the United States. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Nor, even perhaps, in our lifetime on this planet. But let us never fear to negotiate. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. All this will not be finished in the first days.

Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life," a clear calling-out of not only America, but also other nations of power for skewed Cold War priorities.

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