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Thoughts on Moral and Political Integrity
on July 7, 2000
JFK's writings on the courageous actions and integrity of selected Politicians (mainly State Senate) throughout our nations history (up until the early 1900's anyway) was interesting and enlightening. It is disappointing though, to think that these leaders would often have such a hard time doing what is morally correct within themselves, just to have their lives almost totally ruined by the greed of their fellow constituents within their selected regions, and their own political colleagues. Senator Kennedy talks also of the flaws within our Democratic Society and the greed within us all. The book is actually quite simple to read, just as long as the political moves and thoughts here in are of slight interest to the reader. JFK does try to display his thoughts and ideas on political courage through political decision making based on integrity and moral correctness; although, some of his ideas are expressed as a matter of personal and professional opinion. Political stubborness sometimes is expressed as integrity over political correctness, which can be a debatable issue in itself. I do believe that JFK's heart and mind were in the right place when writing this book; although he does give the opinion that he is trying desperately to convince us that certain political actions are of sound judgement. He does let the reader realize his love for political correctness and politics in general. But since 1956, it is too bad that our Nation's Politicians themselves, did not take Kennedy's writings of Courage and Integrity a little more serious.