Letter to the Editor: Ask not...
BY Carl E. Carnahan, Jenks
Sunday, January 27, 2013
1/27/13 at 7:16 AM
Two popular Democratic presidents with very contrasting pleas or suggestions: President John F. Kennedy is often remembered for his admonishment in his inaugural address, "Ask not what your country do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
President Barack Obama's suggestions from his first campaigning to the present time is," Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you." Not exactly a quote, but a suggestion to gain popularity and get re-elected.
And it worked so well that the majority of the voters gave him their support and vote - with the overwhelming expectation that he would do whatever he could to provide them with "what their country could do for them."
How sad that they outvoted the taxpayers to get their wishes, not once but twice.
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