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Great quote from Robert F. Kennedy

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  1. Patters

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    "For too long we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community value in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product now is over 800 billion dollars a year, but that gross national product, if we judge the United States of America by that, that gross national product counts air pollution, and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic squall. It counts Napalm, and it counts nuclear warheads, and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our city. It counts Whitman's rifles and Speck's Knifes and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet, the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play; it does not include the beauty of our poetry of the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate for the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country it measures everything in short except that which makes life worth while. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans."

    http://www.crisispapers.org/essays-p/prices-values.htm
     
  2. JLC

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    Let's see... today, we have... "Teddy!"


    They're not making Kennedys like they used to... :D


    Had they survived, it's interesting to speculate where JFK and RFK would have landed politically in today's environment.
     
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    The quote and behaviour of various Kennedys makes me wonder of old Joe didn't have not just his daughter, but the entire clan lobotomized
     

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