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And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:14:36 AM

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Adapted for modern American politicians: "Ask not what you can do for country--ask what your country can do for you."
moniquester
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:57:07 AM

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Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


I so WISH this attitude were widespread in today's "me" generation! This is precisely what is wrong with this generation--they approach life in a "what's in it for ME?" manner. And then we wonder why society is falling to pieces.

Oh, to have someone like John F. Kennedy back in our time!!!!
ellana
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:03:17 AM
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DITTO moniquester
ChristopherJohnson
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What I would call responsible approach!
sfcadhiraj
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 5:03:11 AM
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This feeling of patriotism is dying.
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 5:21:47 AM

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This feeling of patriotism is dying.


I think this is not only patriotism. Curiously, such approach is practical. It is like 'honesty is the best policy'.
TheParser
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:08:57 AM
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I have just read that some government workers whose job it is to collect income taxes from others have not themselves paid their income taxes!

There is horrible corruption at every level of government.

I guess that Americans should stop criticizing other countries for corruption.
ChristineC
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:45:32 AM

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moniquester wrote:
Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


I so WISH this attitude were widespread in today's "me" generation! This is precisely what is wrong with this generation--they approach life in a "what's in it for ME?" manner. And then we wonder why society is falling to pieces.

Oh, to have someone like John F. Kennedy back in our time!!!!


Don't judge with a broad brush. I don't agree with you.
Bully_rus
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 9:05:43 AM
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Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


The problem is that when you want to ask your country you just run into the bureaucracy. And if earlier only the monarch may say "I am the state" nowadays that privilege have every second bureaucrat. Maybe in the USA all happens otherwise?
GreenBanana
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Apparently we can sacrifice all our freedoms and liberties for the sake of corporate greed and Orwellian powermongering.
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:26:26 PM

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Wha t can you do for me, Marilyn? ; )
monamagda
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:18:29 PM

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January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
I prefer the next sentence:

"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."

Great words in one of the greatest minds of all time!!
Levantine
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:18:21 PM
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And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. -


- said the man born in a multimillionaire's family, from the position of a president who reads a script mostly written by others for him; surely said most charmingly - because he was under a daily regimen of steroids (they influenced his behavior so much that his marriage became a total farce).

Never mind the speaker, let's focus on the demand as such. The term "your country" is highly ambiguous: a country can mean primarily a certain land mass, or primarily the people there and their society - or their state, everything can take a priority over something else; the livestock can take priority over the poorest people. And which country is yours, if you're an American colonist in 1776?

If all people attempted to follow the demand, USA could have hardly become what it is in essence; an independent country & a promised land for immigrants. That's to say, it's an absurdity.

It's also a demand for sacrifice to the great Moloch.
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:58:10 PM
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Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


...but chances are, my fellow Americans, it won't make any damned difference: you wouldn't like either of the answers, had you bothered to ask.
Ferdinand Zanni
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:28:19 PM

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I pay taxes. Why am I supposed to ask whatelse to do for the country?
Ferdinand Zanni
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:31:05 PM

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Disgusting politicians!
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:12:02 PM
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Ferdinand Zanni wrote:
I pay taxes. Why am I supposed to ask whatelse to do for the country?


Well, just in case you wanted to shed some of your blood in some useless war or coup d'etat for regime change; they want you to ask before they ship you out,
it looks so much better.
Mr Epstein
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:15:37 PM

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JFK was more celebrity than President. His presence seemed more telegenic than substance although his work on the Cuban Missile Crises was tops.
capitán
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 9:28:17 PM

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Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

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Yeah, sure.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:27:54 PM
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JFK, a great leader, who turning on his Illuminati overlords, publicized his vision for America in a press club speech which got him killed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfRg1p4geq8

Swaraj M Kundamkuzhy
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:36:15 PM

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In india, patriotism going to die after the results of loksaba election...since they looking new style of administration system power and voice through special managerial-techonological wings..
Shashank Kumar Singh
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:53:43 PM

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Daemon wrote:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
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