This site was not intended as an homage to John F Kennedy. After I started the project, I found JFK's speach and was inspired and humbled even though I'm not a modern liberal.
JFK's recording speaks to me as a reminder that these ideas are not new, they speak to people throughout human history and are a foundation of what it means to be an American citizen.
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas.
It is, I believe, this faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith.
For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man's ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.
I believe also in the United States of America, in the promise that it contains and has contained throughout our history of producing a society so abundant and creative and so free and responsible that it cannot only fulfill the aspirations of its citizens, but serve equally well as a beacon for all mankind.